In summer 1977, with the development of his film All That Jazz on hold, Fosse decided to eschew collaborators and create a new musical without a story or script, constructed entirely from pre-existing songs, using his choreography as the \"words\". Fosse witnessed Michael Bennett's tremendous success with the dance-focused musical A Chorus Line, but observed that it actually featured very little dancing in proportion to its talking and singing. For many years Fosse had been working toward choreographing a full ballet, first for the Harkness Ballet in New York, and later, for the Joffrey Ballet, most likely out of a desire to achieve the same status as ballet-turned-Broadway choreographers Jerome Robbins and Agnes DeMille, thinking a ballet would \"legitimize\" him because it was considered a \"serious art form\" compared to musical theatre dance. However, despite negotiating for a decade with Robert Joffrey, Fosse's ballet never moved beyond the idea stage.
Three months of rehearsal (instead of the usual eight weeks) began at the end of 1977: on the first day, Fosse told the assembled cast: \"This is a show about dancing. You have to love to dance, or you should not be in this show. If you do not love it, get out, please. It's going to be hard work for the next three months. You're going to be exhausted, but that's what this show is about.\"
The 2022 pre-Broadway production was praised in The San Diego Union-Tribune, which called it \"a spectacular production of sight and sound. And most of all, dancin'.\"  On March 19, 2023, an overall favorable review of the revived musical was reported in The New York Times stating (in alignment with Fosse's dance style), that in this newly updated musical, \"A wiggle is worth a thousand words\".
Beth Coffey and Marlon McAllister have been dancin' through Austin and Louisana together as partners for 10+ years. They have taught hundreds of people how to dance. They are known as great dancers, performers, and teachers, \\\"from Austin to Lafayette.\\\" Their motto is \\\"If you can walk, you can dance.\\\"
Dylis Croman started her professional career at the age of seventeen in New York City dancing with The Feld Ballet/NY. She most recently played the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago. Other Broadway/National tour credits include: A Chorus Line (Stand by Cassie/Sheila), Movin' Out (Brenda), Sweet Charity (Rosie), Oklahoma, Thou Shalt Not (u/s Therese Raquin), Fosse (trumpet solo). Her TV credits include Guiding Light as Andrew Daniels, Great Performances: Dance in America on PBS, as well as several national commercials.
Fresh from her run in in the Hollywood sit down production of Rock Of Ages, Neka is originally from Scottsdale Arizona. She was last seen as an OBC member of the brand-new musical, American Psycho. Other Broadway and Miscellaneous credits include Rock of Ages, Wicked, Mary Poppins, Dam Sharks (SYFY), Tom & the Dom, commercials for Spanx, Massage Envy, AOL Time Warner, and dancing for Leona Lewis, Nelly Furtado, and Timbaland. She can also be seen in the feature film A Winter's Tale staring Colin Farrell and you can currently catch her on the Discovery & Animal Channel hosting several environmental projects.
The Broadway cast of DANCIN' performed \"Sing Sing Sing\" on Good Morning America today, marking their first televised performance.DANCIN' is the first revival of Bob Fosse's 1978 revue. Now playing at the Music Box Theatre, DANCIN' delivers the quintessential Broadway experience for Fosse fans and first-timers alike.The productions features some of the best of Broadway's elite dancers includes Ioana Alfonso, Yeman Brown, Peter John Chursin, Dylis Croman, Jovan Dansberry, Karli Dinardo, Tony D'Alelio, Aydin Eyikan, Pedro Garza, Jacob Guzman, Manuel Herrera, Afra Hines, Gabriel Hyman, Kolton Krouse, Mattie Love, Krystal Mackie, Yani Marin, Nando Morland, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Ida Saki, Ron Todorowski, and Neka Zang.DANCIN' is Fosse's full-throated, full-bodied celebration of dancers and dancing. Utterly reimagined for the 21st century, this DANCIN' brims with a level of warmth, emotion, and color seldom seen in modern interpretations of Fosse's influential style and features some of his most inventive and rarely performed choreography.
Originally devised by Bob Fosse in 1978, this show is much like a dancing version of a vinyl musical album. The show is an anthology of dance vignettes that use a variety of styles and popular songs as its audio track. 59ce067264