In “Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’,” 27-year-old Kolton Krouse, who is nonbinary, performed a track that included roles in both heels and flats. It was a significant step toward inclusivity that also felt natural. Fosse asked dancers to be themselves onstage; “DANCIN’” simply showed Krouse as Krouse.
This time last month, we were wigging out when news broke that Wayne McGregor had been named choreographer for the upcoming CATS movie. Sure, it made us scratch our heads, since the original dances by the late Gillian Lynne are as iconic as the Jellicle cats themselves. (There was even a stir when Andy Blankenbuehler […]
A Jellicle Ball is coming to the big screen, with the unlikeliest of dancemakers on tap to choreograph. We’ll give you some hints: His choreography can aptly be described as “animalistic,” though Jellicle cats have never come to mind specifically when watching his hyper-physical work. He’s worked on movies before—even one about Beasts. And though […]
I have always been extremely dramatic. I think “extremely” might even be an understatement. As a child, I was constantly in costume. Never clothes. Always a costume. When I was 8 we moved into a new house, and took a home video to send to my dad’s family. My siblings were performing a song for […]