mercoledì 30 marzo 2011

Daddy Long Legs(FOX,1955)

Nice musical including amazing dance numbers.Choreographies by Fred Astaire("Guardian Angel" is in collaboration with Roland Petit),music and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

"Guardian Angel".
Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron in a fine dance number which combines Astaire style and Ballet.



"Sluefoot".
Astaire and Caron,great!



"Something's Gotta Give".
The leading couple again in a wonderful dance sequence.

Alley Dance

Amazing modern dance number created by Bob Fosse and performed by Fosse himself and
Tommy Rall,in the musical "My Sister Eileen"(Columbia,1955).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ItaESaGWMk

Carefree(RKO,1938)

Nice Astaire-Rogers musical.Choreography by Astaire himself and Hermes Pan,music by Irving Berlin.

"Change Partners".
Wonderful dance number performed by the famous couple.



"Since They Turned Loch Lomand Into Swing".
Brilliant Tap number by Fred on the golf course!



"The Yam".
Masterpiece danced by Fred and Ginger.Great!


martedì 29 marzo 2011

Hellzapoppin' Lindy Hop

The amazing,terrific Swing dance by the Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in "Hellzapoppin'"(Universal,1941).The group leader is the famous Frankie Manning,and the music is played by the
Slim and Slam all stars.

lunedì 28 marzo 2011

You Were Never Lovelier(Columbia,1942)

Lovely musical starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth.Choreography by Astaire himself and music by Jerome Kern.

"The Shorty George".
Memorable Tap duet.



"Audition Dance".
Wonderful Tap solo by Fred Astaire.



"I'm Old Fashioned".
Sublime masterpiece by Astaire and Hayworth.

I'm Feelin' Like a Million

Fifteen years before "Singin' in the Rain",a delightful Tap number in the rain performed by Eleanor Powell and George Murphy in "Broadway Melody of 1938"(MGM,1937).Music by Nacio Herb Brown.

domenica 27 marzo 2011

J.T. Jive

Louis Armstrong and his orchestra play,Sally Forrest,Lee Scott,Bert May and Jack Regas dance.Amazing Jazz musical number from the movie "The Strip"(MGM,1951).Choreography by Nick Castle and music by Louis Armstrong himself.

sabato 26 marzo 2011

venerdì 25 marzo 2011

Broadway Rhythm

Great Tap solo by Eleanor Powell in the finale of "Broadway Melody of 1936"(MGM,1935).Music by Nacio Herb Brown.

giovedì 24 marzo 2011

My Shining Hour

Sublime dance number created by Fred Astaire and performed by Astaire himself and Joan Leslie in the movie "The Sky's the Limit"(RKO,1943).Music by Harold Arlen.

mercoledì 23 marzo 2011

Me and My Shadow

Memorable Tap number performed by Donald O'Connor in "Feudin',Fussin' and A-Fightin'"(Universal 1948).The choreography is by O'Connor himself with the assistance of Louis Da Pron,whereas the music is by Al Jolson and Dave Dreyer.

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/238589/Feudin-Fussin-and-A-Fightin

The Pirate(MGM,1948)

One of the greatest musicals of the movie history.Great direction by Minnelli,nice script,beautiful scenographies,costumes and colors,good song numbers,but above all,masterpiece dance numbers created and performed by Genius Kelly.Music by Cole Porter.

"Niña".
Unforgettable! Gene Kelly mixes his and spanish style.


"Be a Clown".
Kelly with the Nicholas brothers,memorable modern dance number.



"Mack the Black".
Good song number by Judy Garland.



"Love of My Life".
Another nice song number performed by Judy Garland.



"Be a Clown"(reprise).
Enjoyable finale with Judy and Gene.

domenica 20 marzo 2011

Barn Dance

The amazing dance number of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"(MGM-1954),created by Michael Kidd and performed by brothers,brides and town suitors.A lot of terrific dancers:Matt Mattox,Tommy Rall,
Marc Platt,Jacques d'Amboise,Dante DiPaolo,Norma Doggett,Julie Newmar,Virginia Gibson etc...


giovedì 17 marzo 2011

The Barkleys of Broadway(MGM,1949)

By far one of the best musicals,including unforgettable dance numbers performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.Choreographies by Astaire himself,Hermes Pan and Robert Alton,direction by Charles Walters.

"Bouncin' the Blues".
Sublime Tap duet.



"Shoes With Wings On".
Brilliant Tap number by Fred Astaire.

                   

"Manhattan Downbeat".
Great finale with Fred,Ginger and chorus.

lunedì 14 marzo 2011

The Jumpin' Jive

Famous Tap number by Nicholas brothers in "Stormy Weather"(FOX,1943).

A Star Is Born(Warner,1954)

One of the greatest singing musicals ever.Music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin(except "Born in a Trunk" number),direction by George Cukor.

"You Gotta Have Me Go With You".
Nice scene with Judy Garland,boys and James Mason.



"The Man That Got Away".
Probably the most beautiful song number in the movie history.



"Born in a Trunk".
Nice big song number performed by Judy and chorus.

http://www.nicozon.net/player.html?video_id=sm16604394&k=

Swing Tap

Great Tap duet by Louis Da Pron and Eleanore Whitney in "Three Cheers for Love"(Paramount,1936).

sabato 12 marzo 2011

martedì 8 marzo 2011