Behind the movie magic and clever choreography is a hard-working choreographer, navigating the challenges unique to actors with varying levels of skills in dance. Leading industry choreographers Chloé Arnold, Marguerite Derricks and Mandy Moore share their experiences on what it’s really like to create dances for the stars.
The 2018 Oscar noms are here. Which is fun and all; we’ll never not get excited about a night of glitz and glamor and, when we’re lucky, pretty great dancing. But we’d be a heck of a lot more excited if the Academy Awards included a Best Choreography category. And really—why don’t they? Last year, […]
In the dance world, Mandy Moore has long been a go-to name, but in 2017, the success of her choreography for La La Land made the rest of the world stop and take notice. After whirlwind seasons as choreographer and producer on both “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” she […]
Even the movie poster highlights La La Land‘s dancing. After seeing La La Land last week, one particular moment keeps replaying in my mind. It’s only about two seconds long. Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling, has just enjoyed a flirtatious impromptu dance with Mia, played by Emma Stone. While walking to their cars after a pool party, their conversation […]