Pure genius in action. Tight and organic, as if dance, music, rhythm and facial expressions all are squeezed out of the same source, and in a way that seems authentic, playful, charming and spontaneous. (Look at 2:45-2:55.) There is a huge amount of practice behind it, which is partly why it seems so tight and organic.
He is also wise enough to give us just a taste of the most amazing parts, leaving us wondering what we just saw and wanting more.
I am grateful for shifting identities on my own part. Even as a kid, I was into classical music and more (I thought) sophisticated contemporary music. And although it is good to sometimes live from a limited and limiting identity – it helps focus attention and energy, I am happy that now, my self-identity is porous/inclusive enough to appreciate Michael Jackson, not only for his dance and music, but also for his humanity. And for giving us a good show at great personal cost.