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Harry Types Dancers Say Grammys Spinning Stage Malfunction Virtually Wrecked Efficiency

Harry Types Dancers Say Grammys Spinning Stage Malfunction Virtually Wrecked Efficiency

“The present should go on” is usually a clichéd expression, but it surely was very a lot the motto for Harry Types and his backup dancers on the Grammys 2023. Throughout Sunday’s ceremony, the British singer took to the principle stage of Los Angeles’s Enviornment to carry out his hit music “As It Was” to blended critiques. 

Following the present, throughout which Harry took dwelling the coveted golden gramophone for Album of the Yr, a number of backup dancers took to social media to share that the efficiency might have appeared a bit shaky because of what they claimed was a serious stage malfunction.

Dancer Brandon Mathis was the primary to share their expertise in a since-expired Instagram story the place they claimed the revolving turntable the place 12 dancers and Harry have been standing spun “in reverse” as quickly because the efficiency began. “[It freaked] all of us out on dwell tv, and there was nothing we might do to cease it,” Mathis recounted, per Leisure Weekly. “In real-time, we needed to troubleshoot and attempt to do a whole piece in reverse. Speak about professionalism.”

In a follow-up Instagram submit devoted to the efficiency’s creative director, Yoann Bourgeois, who was additionally behind the music’s music video, Mathis additionally referenced the “ridiculous technical difficulties that none of us might have ready for.”

Dexter Da Rocha additionally opened up concerning the mishap in a since-deleted TikTok video, sharing that the workforce had rehearsed for ten days to get the formations spotless with the turntable going counterclockwise, the other way they claimed it spun in the course of the precise present. 

“It was troublesome, and it was irritating making these patterns whereas one thing’s shifting and having all this spatial consciousness. At gown rehearsal, it was beautiful; it was superb. We get on stage for the efficiency, the efficiency begins, and the turntable begins going the incorrect approach,” Da Rocha shared.