Sneak Peek to Rehearsal for Michael Jackson's London Concerts

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Michael Jackson's upcoming gigs at London's O2 Arena are teased through a video footage from the concerts' rehearsal session and the audition for his backing dancers.

A video footage showing dance rehearsal for Michael Jackson's forthcoming concerts in London has been found. Prior to providing a sneak peek at the rehearsal however, the video gives a look at an audition, which sought Michael's backing dancers for the concert, at Los Angeles' NOKIA Theater on April 13.

Furthermore, a commentary from director/producer Kenny Ortega, choreographer/associate director Travis Payne, and assistant choreographer Stacy Walker about the audition is also included in it. "The idea [of the audition] is to get the big fish from all over the world in the same pot," Travis said, adding that at the end, only the best will be chosen.

Kenny, meanwhile, commented on those gathering in Los Angeles for the audition. He stated, "These are artists whose talent, dedication, skill and passion for performing with their idol is felt every hour of every day spent rehearsing. What is going to take place on that stage at the O2 arena in July will truly be inspiring."

Michael Jackson's live concerts in London are titled "This Is It" and will be held at O2 Arena. It is planned to be kicked off on Thursday, July 30, 2009 and will be wrapped up on February 24, 2010. More information about his upcoming shows can be checked on his official website.

Beside recruiting the helmer of "High School Musical" series, Kenny Ortega, as the director for the concert, Michael has also billed illusionist Ed Alonzo who previously worked with Britney Spears for her "Circus" tour. "I met with Michael Jackson a couple of days ago and am now officially creating magic and illusions for his concert," Alonzo said. "I will not be performing in the show as I do with Britney. I'm just creating the magic that Michael has requested in his vision...[He] has a great knowledge of magic and has performed illusions in his shows before."

Preview of Rehearsal for Michael Jackson's London Concerts:




    Jul 14, 2009

    I wish with all of my heart that I would be able to see on stage performing again. I cannot express the devastating feeling of losing you. Michael dance your heart out now in heaven and no more pain or suffering will you have to endure. We love you and are missing you more than you could ever know. Goodbye--hope to see you in the next world. All of my love, Sharylyn

    bye jacko
    Jul 03, 2009

    Tasmania? where is that exactly? No more Michael, rest in peace bro, no more pressure. What a fishbowl of fame, shame on those that destroyed him other than himself.

    Jun 28, 2009

    All these peoples hopes and dreams have now ended to the Death Of Michael Jackson 'King of Pop' - Rest in Peace Michael..

    Jun 27, 2009

    No more michael on the show!

    Jun 26, 2009

    I also was waiting for Mike to come out and show what he is made of and shut up all the critics ... This is the Final Curtain Call ... bless the Jackson Family and extended friends and friendly appretiators of his craft ... peace

    Jun 08, 2009

    I can't wait for the concert! I wanna go so bad, so I'm hoping for a miracle! Why can't he perform over in Australia, or even better, Tasmania! No one ever performs down here. I want him to so bad! He's my rolemodel and love. I love you, Michael Jackson!

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