Manolo says, the Manolo, at the behest of his middle-aged, dance-loving friend Herr Professor Dr. von Korncrake, has been looking at the videos of older male dancers, over the age of 50 (such as the good Professor) who are still capable of cutting the rug in vibrant style.
Here is Fred Astaire at age 52.
Gene Kelly at age 53.
Jimmy Cagney at 56 and Bob Hope at 52…
And most amazingly, the great tap dancer Jimmy Slyde at age 71 (trust the Manolo, your really must see this one, especially the section from about 2:10 until about 2:30).
And yet, as everyone who has reached the certain age knows, bittersweet in that way that only autumn can be.