According to wikipedia, Twerking is a type of dancing in which an individual dances to music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance. It may have first emerged in the naughties quite aptly, and has since been endorsed by many music artists including, most famously Miley Cyrus, performing it at an MTV Awards performance a few years ago.
So how do you make it something to talk about again? Well… you take part in a uniquely quirky twerking stunt for the public to be left in awe of… or laughing out loud for sure!
Melbourne resident, Ryan Lovat, a renowned boylesque artist (quite literally that’s Burlesque performed by a boy!) and headline performer at Australia’s only vaudeville theatre called Speakeasy HQ, this week bounced and gyrated his way into the hip-story books in front of a capacity audience, twerking non-stop and quite rigorously so for 1 minute. Needing to twerk 100 or more times in 60 seconds in order to secure the title of ‘World’s Fastest Speed Twerker’, Lovat twerked far too quickly for the naked eye to count! And so, in the name of quirky stunts the video footage was analysed in-slow motion after the event and revealed a staggering tally of 267 twerks achieved in 60 seconds.
“I’ve never felt so pumped! It was just an incredible rush,” Lord Lovat said of his bunn popping fete.
“I’ve been performing boylesque for some time and twerking is a massive part of my shows. But this kind of opportunity doesn’t come along every day to become known as the worlds fastest… so I jumped at it! I guess I’m like the Usain Bolt of the Twerking world now!”
Performed to a packed audience in the theatre, and under the hot lights of the venue, Lord Lovat didn’t let his nerves get the better of him, and twerked continuously following the rules required for an actual world record attempt.
“What an incredible show! Not only are the staff lovely and acts incredibly talented but I have now witnessed history seeing a hilarious world record being set before my very eyes!” explained audience member Jules Zuliani of Melton.
“I’ve never seen anything like it! I’ve seen heaps of live shows, but nothing like this in my life!” said another audience member after the show.
For all who may be tempted to see if they can match or beat 267 twerks in 1 minute… here’s a video lesson on how to do the perfect twerk:
And don’t forget to share your own results with us via: @newsivity
Special thanks to Roy Knuckles.