‘Wednesday’, the new Netflix series swept the platform in its first week of release. Without a doubt, Tim Burton surprised even the most skeptical with a story full of mystery and irreverent moments, worthy of the Addams family.
Although the choice of the cast divided opinions because they “do not look like those of the previous versions”, the director defended that he always wanted them to be as close to the designs made by their creator, Charles Addams, in 1939.
The series has a refreshing proposal by focusing on merlin addams (Wednesday or Wednesday) and her new life at Nevermore Academy, where she investigates a series of mysterious murders and a prophecy involving her.
Jenna Ortega He was definitely a great success as the protagonist and from the first moment he surprised with his abilities to learn cello and fencing as part of the role.
Definitely one of the most iconic scenes has been the big dance in which she herself put together her choreography to the rhythm of Goo Goo Muck from The Cramps.
In a recent behind-the-scenes video, Ortega revealed: “I actually felt very insecure about it. I choreographed it myself and I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m not a dancer or a choreographer.”
For many it was unexpected to see this gloomy character dance with such effusiveness but If something has always characterized the Addams, it is their delivery on the track.
In the 1964 series, the family members had funny moments dancing. Merlina actually teaches Largo how to dance ballet and gogo after he receives his annual invitation to The Butlers’ Ball.
In a moment, the same Morticia he tries to teach him and even finds him a teacher.
In the series, Morticia is also a big fan of dancing. and although her tight black dress prevents her from moving her legs too much, the key to her sensual steps is in her hip movements.
Morticia is seductive and exotic but also charming and loves to dance tango with her husband Homero.
In the 90s movie, Homer Addams also has one of the most iconic scenes with Uncle Lucas.
They both dance the Mamushka, “the dance of brotherly love,” a traditional dance performed by the Addams Family. As explained, it is danced when something great is celebrated and was taught by the Addams family Cossacks.
“The Mamushka, ha ha! Taught by our Cossack cousins, the Mamushka has been an Addams Family tradition since God knows when. We did the Mamushka while Nero played the violin… we did the Mamushka at Waterloo… we did the Mamushka for Jack the Ripper. And now, Fester Addams, this Mamushka is for you.”