Kylie performs 'Spinning Around' at the Apollo

Kylie performs 'Spinning Around' at the Apollo
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Kylie performs her hit single ‘Spinning Around’ to a crowd of 4,000 adoring fans at the Apollo Theatre in London in 2003. 

The upbeat, highly danceable song was written by Ira Shickan, Osborne Bingham, Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul. It’s hard to imagine as you're watching Kylie completely owning the song here, but it was originally written for Abdul to perform.  

Kylie is in her element here, working the stage and getting the audience singing along. It is a slick presentation with the concert captured by a dynamic range of camera movement from close-ups and dolly shots to a ceiling angle and coverage of the audience.

The result is evidence of a seasoned entertainer at the top of her game and truly loved by her audience. While dancers add interest to the background here, it’s Kylie that the cameras focus on throughout. 

‘Spinning Around’ was an important comeback single for Kylie and kicked off the promotion for her Light Years album in 2000. It reached No. 1 in Australia and the UK. The song is synonymous with the gold hotpants Kylie wore in the music video.

Kylie is famous for her live shows, choreography, sets and costumes and this performance is no exception. Kylie has presented exhibitions of her costumes in a touring exhibition produced by the Australian Music Vault which travelled around Australia and the V&A Museum in London.  

The concert was originally streamed live on the internet and later broadcast on Network Ten. 

Notes by Beth Taylor