Who created Francesco Gabbani’s dance routine for Occidentali’s Karma? He did
If you are as big of a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017’s Italian song you may have wondered, like I did, who created Francesco Gabbani’s dance routine for Occidentali’s Karma? After all, it’s a cool and fun one, although not very complicated, so it must have been professionally choreographed, right?
Nope. According to Gabbani himself, he created the dance routine.
Speaking in an interview with the Eurovision folks, Gabbani said “I came up with the dance routine myself. I thought that it could be a very simple choreography. Easy to mimic for everybody!”
See — he really wants you to dance to his song, which I’m sure the massive crowd at Eurovision will be all too happy to do!
Gabbani went on to say how important the gorilla being in the performance of the song was as well.
“The idea of having the gorilla onstage was as a visual reference to Desmond Morris’s concept (humans as ‘the naked ape’ ), which is the same concept expressed in the song. And it’s important”.
Interestingly too, Desmond Morris was asked about Gabbani’s song in an interview with the Italian magazine La Repubblica. The 89-year-old zoologist complimented the intelligence of the lyrics, lyrics that make fun of westerners’ obsession with eastern philosophy and religion, and said he hopes the song will win.
Occidentali’s Karma was written by Gabbani, Filippo Gabbani, Fabio Ilacqua, and Luca Chiaravalli, and it is currently one of the favorites to win.
Watch the mini interview with Francesco Gabbani below and, yes, I still think he is the artist who will win Eurovision 2017. Don’t you?