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  • So You Think You Can Dance: A Look Behind The Emmy-Nomination Generating Live Broadcast

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Sean Cheesman takes the role he has instructing young dancers on “So You Think You Can Dance” very seriously.  After watching Season 14 contestant Koine and her all-star partner Marko perform his choreography – a mixture of African dance and jazz – during the show’s live telecast on Monday, August 14th, Cheesman…

     

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  • Choreographer Mandy Moore Adds Jazz, Waltzes And Tap To “La La Land”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas The elaborate dance numbers in “La La Land”, director Damien Chazelle’s valentine to Los Angeles and its creative dreamers, literally lift the story’s star-crossed lovers off their feet. Searching for a perfect partner to realize the dancing, Chazelle met with nearly 40 choreographers, including Mandy Moore.  It took recommendations from David O….

     

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  • Choreographer Travis Wall Describes His 2016 Emmy Nominated Routines

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By:  Marjorie Galas The core of any Travis Wall-choreographed piece is certainly dancing.  Equal to the movement the dancers master, however, is the story they tell, the music they dance to, the lighting that illuminates them, the look of the space and props, the angle the camera captures, the hair and makeup styling, and the…

     

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  • Burlesque: Bright Lights And Fancy Footwook

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    From undercover guinea pigs to the magic of sorcerers to the fancy footwork of Cher, cinematographer Bojan Bazelli captures all the action. After completing the high action sequences of “G-Force” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Bazelli found himself preparing for a different kind of high octane movie: “Burlesque.” “The practices and the applications of shooting action…

     

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  • Glee : Fancy Footwork Tells The Story

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    The turn around time for a TV series production is always quick.  For a choreographer, preparation time for a dance number can be mere hours.  After reading the pilot for “Glee,” Zach Woodlee was not deterred by the timeline that would allow him a day and a half, at the most, to perfect multiple dance…

     

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