Legendary choreographer, Bob Fosse was a man who worked hard, danced hard, lived hard and who’s signature dance style and choreography made an impact in film, music videos, and on Broadway that can be seen even today.
Oklahoma! changed the role dance played in Broadway musicals. Choreographer, Agnes de Mille’s road to Oklahoma! was many unconventional years in the making. Afterward, she felt conflicted about her success but with advice from Martha Graham, de Mille took leap after leap in the dark.
In a summer intensive world largely dominated by pointe work and pas de deux, it can be difficult for a dancer to find a program focused on a style other than ballet. So what are all of us jazz, tap, modern, hip hop and other dance lovers supposed to do? Find the answer here.
No dance experience? No problem. In the performing arts, dancing isn’t always just for the trained dancers. Here are some tips for inexperienced movers preparing for that dreaded dance audition or dancing-required production.
Need hints and ideas for creating musical theater choreography? You’ve already got a toolbox of composition tools, now learn how to use and adapt these for choreographing in a way that supports your production’s characters and story.
Even before the first musical theatre production meeting you want to be thoroughly familiar with the show and develop your vision the choreography. After that comes the collaborative process, involving all of the show’s directors, and then… auditions! This article, a companion to our earlier post Approaching Choreography for Musical Theatre helps take you through and successfully navigate this terrain.