From pigeon-toed stances and widespread palms to sinewy, meticulous isolations, few choreographers evoke such strong imagery as Bob Fosse (1927–1987). Not only did he revolutionize the look of musical theater in the 1950s–’80s, but his work also continues to influence choreographers and filmmakers today. A Chicago native, Fosse came from a family of vaudeville performers. […]
How does a choreographer maintain the authenticity of his or her work? Unlike the words in a book or lyrics from a song, attributing movement isn’t as black and white. This makes the job of The Verdon Fosse Legacy, the organization that holds the rights and maintains the authenticity to Bob Fosse’s work, that much […]
Your browser does not support the video tag. Watch Fosse veteran Dana Moore teach pelvic isolations and incorporate them into stylized walks for musical theater jazz. Filmed at Steps on Broadway in New York City.
How I teach musical theater jazz “It’s time to hop on the isolation express,” Dana Moore calls out to students in her theater jazz class at Steps on Broadway in New York City. Standing in parallel first position with eyes facing forward, Moore’s head begins to alternate left, right, up and down. But it doesn’t […]