“They are very proud of themselves being watched by the public”.
There at it again! These dancing jail mates in Cebu Philippines spend their time, not touching each other or lifting weighs or stabbing along, choreographing the next hit song for you! This headline made it on digg.com with over 300 diggs!
CEBU, Philippines (Reuters Life!) – The central Philippine island of Cebu is renowned as a holiday destination but these days it’s the provincial jail not the balmy beaches that’s drawing in the visitors.
Inmates at the prison shot to fame last year when a video clip of them gyrating in synch to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” as part of their exercise regime became a You Tube hit. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha7VwGJDsrk).
The dance sensation, complete with zombie movies and involving over 1,000 prisoners in orange jumpsuits, has attracted nearly 15 million online views. And now spectators are flocking to the live show.
The dance numbers include Queen’s “Radio Ga Ga” and a new routine of the Bonnie Tyler song “I Need a Hero” which involves inmates holding portraits of iconic figures such as the Dalai Lama, Pope John Paul II and Mahatma Ghandi.