mercoledì 13 aprile 2011

Everybody Wants To Be a Cat

Absolutely,in my opinion,the best musical sequence in the cartoon history.From
"The Aristocats"(Disney,1970).


Dance of Fury

Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller in the thrilling dance number in spanish style of "The Kissing Bandit"
(MGM,1948).Choreography by Robert Alton.The guy is Ricardo Montalban.


Do I Love You?

The first great movie dance number by Gene Kelly,a fine Tap solo in the musical
"Du Barry Was a Lady"(MGM,1943).Music by Cole Porter.

lunedì 11 aprile 2011

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Marge and Gower Champion in the wonderful dance number of "Lovely To Look At"(MGM-1952).Choreography by Hermes Pan and Champions themselves,music by Jerome Kern.

domenica 10 aprile 2011

Steam Heat

Great! Memorable Jazz dance number choreographed by Bob Fosse and performed by Carol Haney,
Buzz Miller and Ken LeRoy in "The Pajama Game"(Warner,1957).Music by Richard Adler and lyrics by Jerry Ross.

Fastidious Horses

Great dance solo by Mikhail Baryshnikov in the movie "White Nights"(Columbia,1985).The song is written and performed by Vladimir Vysotsky.

sabato 9 aprile 2011

La croqueuse de diamants

Fine pas de deux performed by Zizi Jeanmaire and Dirk Sanders in the ballet(music by
Jean-Michel Damase) "La croqueuse de diamants".This ballet is the first of four in the movie
"1-2-3-4 ou Les collants noirs"(France-1961),choreographed by Roland Petit.

Coffee Time

Sublime masterpiece created by Fred Astaire(as a dancer and choreographer),Lucille Bremer(Fred's partner),Eugene Loring(co-choreographer),Vincente Minnelli(director),and Harry Warren(music).From "Yolanda and the Thief"(MGM,1945).


venerdì 8 aprile 2011

Casbah

Marge and Gower Champion in an amazing Jazz dance number choreographed by Gower himself.
From the musical "Everything I Have Is Yours"(MGM,1952).Music by Richard Priborsky.

It's De-Lovely

Great Tap duet performed by Donald O'Connor and Mitzi Gaynor in "Anything Goes"(Paramount 1956).Choreography by Nick Castle and music by Cole Porter.

West Side Story(USA,1961)

Musical with three memorable dance scenes.The rest of the movie is controversial(dubbed singers,Nathalie Wood out of role etc.),but the dance numbers are not to be missed.The choreographies are by Jerome Robbins,also director with Robert Wise,and the music is by Leonard Bernstein.

"Dance at the Gym".
Thrilling Jazz and modern dance number performed by Rita Moreno,George Chakiris,Gina Trikonis and dancers.



"America".
Beautiful modern dance number performed by Rita Moreno,George Chakiris,Gus Trikonis and dancers.



"Cool".
Another great modern dance number,performed by Gina Trikonis,Tucker Smith,David Winters,
Robert Banas,Harvey Evans,Tony Mordente and others.


martedì 5 aprile 2011

I Dug a Ditch

Second memorable movie musical number by Gene Kelly,a delightful Tap solo to the tune of the song by Burton Lane.From "Thousands Cheer"(MGM,1943).

lunedì 4 aprile 2011

Why Am I So Gone About That Gal?

The magic Jazz dance created by Gene Kelly and performed by Kelly himself and Mitzi Gaynor in
"Les Girls"(MGM,1957).Music by Cole Porter.

One Alone

Wonderful modern dance number performed by Cyd Charisse and James Mitchell in
"Deep in My Heart"(MGM,1954).Choreography by Eugene Loring and music by Sigmund Romberg.



Eugene Loring:
One of the greatest dancers and choreographers ever(Milwaukee,2 August 1911 - Kingston,30 August 1982).Actor.
Styles:Modern,Jazz,Ballet.He was a genius!
Dancer in the company of Fokine,American Ballet,on Broadway.
Choreographer:Ballet Caravan,Broadway,Hollywood.
Charter member:Ballet Theatre.
Founder:Dance Players company;American School of dance in Hollywood;Dance department at the University of California at Irvine.