Ruth Leon recommends… Choreographic moments – Playbill 

Ruth Leon recommends… Choreographic moments – Playbill 

Ruth Leon recommends

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May 08, 2022

Choreographic moments – Playbill 

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Playbill has assembled a cast of dancers to recreate some tiny moments from the original choreography of A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Sweet Charity, and more, to celebrate International Dance Day on April 29.

Great choreographic moments can be as recognizable as chandeliers crashing, helicopters on stage, or witches flying; they inform the story and propel the characters through movement.

Jerome Robbins and other Broadway choreographers have left indelible marks in the history of musical theatre with combinations of original choreography that are staples of the canon. 

Playbill has asked a cast of dancers to recreate 10 Broadway choreographic moments in this video and so here is some of the unforgettable work of Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, Agnes de Mille, Gower Champion, Gillian Lynne, Michael Bennett and Peter Gennaro.

The dancers are Evan Autio, Julio Cataño-Yee, Dale Elston, Joseph Fierberg, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Michael Scott Gomez, Stephen Hannah, Julia Harnett, Rashaan James, Ian Liberto, Matthew Aaron Liotine, Dara Orland, Waldemar Quiñones-Villanueva, Steven Rada, Angela Sauers, Rachel Schur, Kristi Smith, and Philip Stock.

See how many you can identify without looking at the captions.

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  • Freewheeler says:

    No thanks. Women wearing bowler hats is what started all of today’s gender confusion.