Episode 19 – Celebrating Dangerous 25: Michael Jackson’s ‘Dancing the Dream’

Abstract: This episode is a celebration of Michael Jackson’s 1991 album, Dangerous, which has its 25th anniversary this month. Karin, Elizabeth, and special guest, author Andy Healy discuss Michael Jackson’s 1992 publication, Dancing the Dream: Poems & Reflections. The three researchers draw new conclusions inspired by the chapter, ‘On Michael Jackson’s Dancing the Dream in Elizabeth’s Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson, and consider all the facets of this amazing release. To expand your knowledgeon this topic take the Michael Jackson’s Dangerous Online Video Course at just $32, with 14 videos, 6 lessons and a certificate.


REFERENCE AS:

Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. ‘Episode 19 – Dancing the Dream” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 3, no. 3 (2016). Published electronically 07/11/16. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode19


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Episode 19 – Celebrating Dangerous 25: Michael Jackson’s Dancing the Dream
By Karin Merx, Elizabeth Amisu & Andy Healy

“It’s that kind of sense of wonder and affinity with great music that is represented in Michael’s work. That is part of his genius.”
– Andy Healy

Discussion Topics

1. What exactly is Dancing the Dream: Poems and Reflections?
2. How do we read/understand Dancing the Dream?
3. What exactly is the legacy of Dancing the Dream, especially as it is now over 20 years old?


Andy Healy is the author of the MJ101 Series, in which he delivers a comprehensive curated list of Michael Jackson’s work. His titles include Greatest Songs, The Short Films, The Remixes, Off the Wall, HIS2ORY, and The Performances. Find out more about Andy here.

Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.

Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic AfterlifeFind out more about Elizabeth here.


All Our References and Where to Easily Find Them

1. Andy Healy, MJ101 Serieshttp://mj101series.com.
2. Michael Jackson, Dancing the Dream: Poems and Reflections, (Doubleday, 1992), http://amzn.to/2ecy4J2.
3. Elizabeth Amisu, ‘On Michael Jackson’s ‘Dancing The Dream”The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 1, no. 2 (2014). http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/on-michael-jacksons-dancing-the-dream/.
4. Elizabeth Amisu, ‘On Michael Jackson’s ‘Dancing The Dream’, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife, chapter 3 (Praeger 2016) 19-30. http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/product/dangerousphilosophies/
5. Michael Jackson, receiving his Grammy Legend Award (1993) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fre0RK8LVFk.
6. Michael Jackson interview with Oprah Winfrey (1993) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbItFJJPPmA.
7. Michael Jackson, Super Bowl performance (1993) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm-T-mHlRN4.
8. Deepak Chopra, https://www.deepakchopra.com.
9. Elizabeth Amisu, ‘‘Throwing Stones To Hide Your Hands’: The Mortal Persona Of Michael Jackson‘, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, vol. 1, 1 (2014), http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/throwing-stones-to-hide-your-hands-the-mortal-persona-of-michael-jackson/.
10. Elizabeth Amisu,’Throwing Stones To Hide Your Hands’: The Mortal Persona Of Michael Jackson’, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife, chapter 9 (Preager 2016) 77-86, http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/product/dangerousphilosophies/
11. Madonna, By Madonna Sex, (Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1992) http://amzn.to/2fojHiv.
12. Andy Warhol, Filmography, http://www.warholstars.org/andy_warhol_films.html.
13. Sam Emerson, Photography, http://samemersonphotography.com/albums/music/.
14. David Nordahl, Michael Jackson Galleryhttp://davidnordahl.com/Michael_Jackson_Gallery/.
15. Isabelle Petitjean, ‘An Interview With Isabelle Petitjean‘, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 3, no. 2 (2016), http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/an-interview-with-isabelle-petitjean/
16. Isabelle Petitjean, ‘L’interview D’Isabelle Petitjean‘, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 3, no. 2 (2016), http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/interview-disabelle-petitjean-an-interview-with-isabelle-petitjean/.
17. Isabelle Petitjean, La Culture Pop au Panthéon des Beaux-Arts
Dangerous, de Mark Ryden à Michael Jackson, (l’Harmattan, 2015), http://bit.ly/2fdpC9v.
18. Hieronimus Bosh, 1503–1515, The Garden of Earthly Delight, Grisaille, Oil on oak panel, Museo del Prado in Madrid, http://bit.ly/29AdAsI.
19. Information about Commonplace Bookshttp://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/reading/commonplace.html.
20. Jennifer Bowers, Peggy Keeran, Literary Research and the British Renaissance and Early Modern Period: Strategies and Sources, (Scarecrow Press, 2010), http://amzn.to/2fQ0ysx.


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