Geddan is Engrish for “get down” and it is a new dance craze – a mix between video game nostalgia, dance style and a music video.
It all started when Nintendo 64 gamers would be in the middle of playing the Golden Eye (James Bond) game and the characters would spastically spin or dance in one spot. The cause of this was an improperly inserted game cartridge. These would be glitches that would occur during the game – very frustrating but funny as. People would start purposefully “tilting” the cartridges and then grab the graphics to put with music, creating a new craze. Then, of course, people took THAT to the next level and started filming themselves to make their own spasmodic dance clip. You can find them all over YouTube.
To make a Geddan you need three basic steps:
- strike a pose
- pelvic thrusts
- shaking your hips
Here is a clip explaining where Geddan came from and how to make one.
We decided to make our own spin of the Geddan Dance by making a Geddan Dinner! I think it will really catch on…