This spring, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the honorary trade organization for film professionals that presents the prestigious Academy Awards, announced the creation of a new branch that could be a step towards including more choreographers.
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The co-choreographer of the new live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” talks about bringing the film’s dancing into the deep end.
A bevy of intriguing premieres, international companies debuting or returning stateside, Broadway-bound musicals that turn what’s expected on the Great White Way on its head—the 2022–23 performance season promises to be full of surprises.
We love any event that puts the spotlight on choreographers, especially since the entertainment world all-too-frequently sidelines their achievements. So, naturally, we’re big fans of the World Choreography Awards. For nearly a decade, the annual event has recognized dance produced for movies, TV shows/specials, music videos, and digital media. This year’s World Choreography Awards nominees […]
Last night, longtime theater legends (including Chita Rivera herself!) as well as rising stars gathered to celebrate one of Broadway’s danciest events: the third annual Chita Rivera Awards. The evening paid tribute to this season’s dancer standouts, fabulous ensembles, and jaw-dropping choreography—on- and off-Broadway and on film. As usual, several of our faves made it […]
We’re seeing the excitement mount for the Tonys, but for dancers, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards are just as major. These awards have honored dancers and choreographers in Broadway musicals since 1982, but get very little media attention. As a member of the Astaire Awards committee, I try to see nearly all the new […]
Director and choreographer Rob Marshall returns to his landmark production. Here we go again. Trailing scads of Tonys and Oscars and other glittering prizes in its wake, the classic 1966 Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret is back. And it’s bringing Rob Marshall back to Broadway, too—at least for now. Interrupting his postproduction work […]
Elena Roger brings a dancer’s flair to the show’s tango moves. Argentine style: Elena Roger, center, leads the ensemble in “Buenos Aires,” in Evita’s hit London production. Photo by Johan Persson, Evita/London. Eva Duarte grew up in rural Argentina in the 1920s and ’30s, dreaming of movie stardom in Buenos Aires. […]