Ivan 'Flipz' Velez Talks Choreography on Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean"
The world-famous breakdancer, Ivan 'Flipz' Velez, sat down to talk about his choreography in the Cirque Du Soleil show, One in Las Vegas.
The series Choreographers React is starting to build popularity as more trailblazers from the dance industry take their turn in the spotlight. The show highlights exclusive details about their work behind some of the biggest stars in the music industry. And today, Flipz took his turn.
Flipz is an actor, a choreographer, manager, and producer. He started his career as a dancer and stunt performer. He has touring the world with top International music artists, danced in every major dance film in the past decade, as well as founded of one of the most elite B-boy crews in the world, the internationally recognized Skill Methodz Crew.
In the video, Flipz talks about. what it was like to get the job as a choreographer for the Cirque Du Soleil show in Las Vegas, and when he was assigned the hit-song Billie Jean, what his inspiration was behind the movement. The show pushes past the fourth wall of the stage, with parts of his show that swing over the audience's heads.
Flipz is known for being humble and though he always makes time for his wife, he stays booked on large scale productions. He just recently wrapped his latest film that premiered last Christmas starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Farrell. So when he received his new position with Cirque Du Soleil, it was no shock to anyone. An experience he described as a "blessing", looking back on his time with the creatives on the show.
Choreographers React is executive produced by Mihran Kirakosian, produced by Brandon Stewart and distributed by Mihran TV. Catch new episodes every Monday morning at 10AM PST.