|Sven Otten on the cover of Italian Rolling Stone.|
And now for some dancing.
You've undoubtedly heard this song a million zillion times. "What Is Love" was created by Nestor Alexander Haddaway (born January 9, 1965), known professionally simply as Haddaway. He is a Trinidadian-born German vocalist and musician best known for his 1993 hit single "What Is Love." If you've spent way too much time watching dance videos on Youtube, like I have, you may know that "What Is Love" is one of the favorite dance tracks today. Yes, over 25 years after it left the charts, "What Is Love" is the eternal king of dance videos on the Internet. And, at least at the moment, this Haddaway "What Is Love" shuffle dance video is the king of all dance videos.
|Sven Otten at work.|
The fellow on the rooftop is Sven Otten. He's more famous in Europe than in the United States, but he's a pretty well-known dancer over there. Perhaps Otten's most famous shuffle dance is this one on a rooftop outside Berlin which really captures the beauty of dance. He's done a lot of other stuff, but that performance really stands out, at least to me. What also stands out for me is that the always wears Converse sneakers. Does he have a deal with Converse? Who knows! But you can usually identify Sven Otten with ease because he's the one dancing in Converse sneakers.
Elena Cruz-Nichipor appears several times in the Haddaway video, though you may not realize it. She's also apparently a professional dancer based in or near Miami who films instructional videos on her Youtube channel.
|Elena Cruz-Nichipor gets down to business.|
|Elena Cruz-Nichipor in her most famous dance.|
|Yes, this is Elena Cruz-Nichipor again.|