domenica 11 settembre 2011

Invitation to the Dance(MGM,1956)

The best ballet movie ever,absolutely not to be missed.Conceived,directed,choreographed and performed by Gene Kelly,it won the Berlin Film Festival.It's divided into three parts:"Circus"(modern and Ballet),with Kelly,Igor Youskevitch and Claire Sombert.Music by Jacques Ibert.
"Ring Around the Rosy"(Jazz,Tap,Ballet),the most extraordinary part,starring Genius,Tamara Toumanova,Igor Youskevitch,Claude Bessy,Tommy Rall,Irving Davies and Diana Adams.Music by André Previn.
"Sinbad the Sailor"(modern and Tap),live action and animation,performed by Gene Kelly and David Kasday.Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.


lunedì 5 settembre 2011

You Wonderful You

The legendary Tap solo by Gene Kelly in "Summer Stock"(MGM,1950).Music by Harry Warren.

Mr.Beebe

Terrific Tap number by Harold Nicholas in "Carolina Blues"(Columbia,1944).Music by Jule Styne.

Clap Yo' Hands

Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson,delightful Tap and Jazz dance number in
"Funny Face"(Paramount,1957).Choreography by Astaire himself to music by George Gershwin,
and words by Ira Gershwin.

Alter Ego

The famous,brilliant Tap number by Gene Kelly in "Cover Girl"(Columbia,1944).Music by Jerome Kern.

Begin the Beguine

Memorable big musical number in "Broadway Melody of 1940"(MGM,1940) by Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell.Divided into two parts,dance duet in spanish style and Tap number,to music by Cole Porter.


Kindergarten Conga

Delightful Tap duet performed by Hermes Pan and Betty Grable in "Moon Over Miami"(Fox 1941).Choreography by Pan himself.He was a genius.Music by Ralph Rainger.

domenica 4 settembre 2011

"Broadway Melody of 1938" finale

Terrific Tap number by Eleanor Powell in "Broadway Melody of 1938"(MGM,1937).Music by Nacio Herb Brown.

The Heather on the Hill

Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse in the sublime modern dance number of "Brigadoon"(MGM,1954).The choreography is by Kelly himself to music by Frederick Loewe.



Thinking of You

Magic dance number in Astaire style choreographed by Fred with Hermes Pan.Vera Ellen is great.From "Three Little Words"(MGM,1950);music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby.


sabato 3 settembre 2011

Anchors Aweigh(MGM,1945)

Great musical dominated by Gene Kelly,actor,singer and,above all,dancer in three memorable musical numbers choreographed by he himself! Direction by George Sidney.

"La Cumparsita".
Terrific musical number where Gene Kelly mixes his style with Flamenco.Music by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez.



"The King Who Couldn't Dance".
Genius and...Jerry mouse! Beautiful.Music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Arthur Freed.



"The Mexican Hat Dance".
Great dance number performed by Gene Kelly and Sharon McManus.Music by Felipe A.Partichela.



"If You Knew Susie".
Good song number performed by Kelly and Sinatra.Music by Joseph Meyer and lyrics by Buddy G.DeSylva.