Remembering award-winning dancer, director, choreographer and teacher Chet Walker, an expert in the work of Bob Fosse.
Some things—like Fosse’s iconic choreography—never go out of style. One of the latest trends to take over TikTok is the #FosseChallenge, where everyone from pro dancers to amateurs are taking a stab at moves from Sweet Charity‘s “Rich Man’s Frug.” Even some original Fosse performers have been getting in on the action. In what seems […]
Hidden away in a vault somewhere, along with the outtakes and other leftovers from John Huston’s film of Annie is a sequence with 40 Ann Reinkings dancing behind the real one. I don’t know if the footage actually exists, or if anyone knows where it is. But when Reinking talked to an interviewer about why […]
As virtually every dancer, choreographer or dance company with a smart phone and a web connection has put their original and archival material online, the internet is awash with options—short and long, professional and amateur, serious and ironic. But few are as novel as Warren Wright’s recent effort: re-creating Bob Fosse’s iconic “Rich Man’s Frug” […]
Watching FX’s “Fosse/Verdon,” one thing comes across very clearly: Gwen Verdon was far more than just an extraordinary dancer—she was a creative force. The series, adapted from Sam Wasson’s 2013 biography “Fosse,” originally planned to focus solely on the choreographer. But the creators retooled it to highlight Verdon and Fosse’s creative partnership after they researched […]
Conscientious theatergoers may be familiar with The School for Scandal, The School for Wives and School of Rock. But how many are also aware of the school of Fosse? The 1999 musical, a posthumous exploration of the choreographic career of Bob Fosse, ran for 1,093 performances, winning four Tonys and 10 nominations; employing 32 dancers; […]