Jenna Ortega and the dance legacy of the Addams Family: A look back.

    Jenna Ortega's unforgettable dance scene in Netflix's "Wednesday" breathed life into the series. Revisiting that iconic moment and the legacy of Addams Family dance sequences.

    Jenna Ortega (Source: People)

    Jenna Ortega (Source: People)

    It was the latter half of 2022 when audiences were served with a spectacle that would soon become iconic in the television world. Jenna Ortega's unmissable dance scene in Netflix's "Wednesday" not only revived the slightly languid series but also left a mark on viewers.

    An Addams at the Rave'N Dance

    For those unfamiliar, the backdrop of this event was the uniquely named Rave’N Dance at Nevermore Academy. The scene was set for extravagance; this was no ordinary high-school dance but one where even the lighting hinted at something spectacular about to unfold. Enter Wednesday Addams, known for her signature black dresses and braids, looking somewhat uncharacteristic in a fluffy, collared dress. As "Goo Goo Muck" by The Cramps played, what transpired was nothing short of electric.

    Ortega's mesmerizing moves

    Jenna Ortega (Source: People)

    From the moment Ortega took the floor, her dance was a dizzying display of controlled chaos. "At times, Ortega’s movements telegraph 'corpse bride;' her arms and neck dangle as though suspended by marionette," depicting the unique Addams charm. With every sudden move, she infused a new life into a series that had been waiting for its breakout moment. The camera work, accentuating each move, played a crucial role, especially when capturing Ortega's fierce expressions.

    What's more intriguing is that this wasn't just a random insertion of a dance sequence. The Addams Family has a storied history of dancing. Be it the lessons given to Lurch in the original series or the unforgettable tango by Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia in The Addams Family Values, dancing has always been integral to the narrative. It's reassuring to see Jenna Ortega, as Wednesday, upholding this rich tradition.

    But who was the mastermind behind this unforgettable choreography? As reported by NME, it was Ortega herself who took on the task, choreographing and shooting the dance even while under the weather. Drawing inspiration from British rock band's lead, Siouxsie Sioux, Ortega brought a level of authenticity and personal touch to the performance, making it all the more memorable.

    With such dedication and raw talent on display, it's evident why this dance sequence, and the actress behind it, became such an indelible part of pop culture in 2022.

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