Michael Jackson debuted his signature dance move, the moonwalk, on the Motown 25 special on March 25th, 1983. He was already a huge star, and the move - paired with the song “Billie Jean” - elevated him to a level of mega-fame on par with Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Fans have been trying to dissect and comprehend the dance for decades, but now you can experience the move as a rubbable gif that allows you to slow down, speed up and otherwise mess with Jackson’s motions as you please. Pick it apart and learn to do it yourself, or just make him spin around and around until your fingers get tired.
If you want to watch the original performance in context, here you go…
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