La Guardia High School conquers “Sing, Sing, Sing”

Congratulations to the dancers of La Guardia High School’s senior showcase.  The Verdon Fosse Legacy was honored to reconstruct Bob Fosse’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” (DANCIN’ 1978) for the show’s finale.  Lloyd Culbreath and VFL protege, Alyssa Epstein, reconstructed the entire 13-minute work.  La Guardia’s band provided invigorating live orchestration for this musically magical piece of choreography.  Here are a few highlights from the performance. Thank you to Gregory Sinacori and the La Guardia dance department administration for making this possible.  (Photography: Scott Allen, Costumes: Keiko Voltaire)

 

The dancers will revive their show-stopping performance at this year’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in early August.  Stay tuned for more!

Dance Against Cancer 2019

The Verdon Fosse Legacy performed in the 9th annual Dance Against Cancer event at Lincoln Center. This year’s event raised over $450,000 for The American Cancer Society.  Verdon Fosse Legacy Protege, Michael McArthur, reconstructed “Mexican Breakfast” (Ed Sullivan Show, 1969) for a trio of VFL dancers (Alyssa Epstein, Nicolas de la Vega, and Nicholas Sipes) and students from the Kanyok Arts Institute.  Thank you to all of the dancers, donors, and administrators that helped facilitate this incredible performance for an incredible cause.

Professional Work Session with Linda Haberman

Linda Haberman taught a sold-out FOSSE Work Session at Steps on Broadway. Haberman served as assistant choreographer for Bob Fosse’s last original musical, BIG DEAL, and also performed in DANCIN’ and PIPPIN. Check out a short video clip from class (“Beat Me Daddy” from BIG DEAL).

“Beat Me Daddy” from BIG DEAL

Fosse Master Classes @ BDC

Broadway Dance Center is proud to host The Verdon Fosse Legacy LLC for a series of 3-hour master classes, in which students will learn iconic Fosse® rep under the direction of Fosse® veterans. Don’t miss your chance to train in one of Broadway’s most acclaimed techniques! These Adv FOSSE® REP classes are for dancers ages 16+.

Each week, students will learn choreography from the previous episode of Fosse/Verdon on FX!  Click here to register.

RIP Stanley Donen

The Verdon Fosse Legacy mourns the loss of Stanley Donen. Donen directed such films as “Give A Girl A Break” (1953), “The Pajama Game” (1957), “Damn Yankees” (1958), and “The Little Prince” (1974).

Bob Fosse, Stanley Donen, and Debbie Reynolds on the set of “Give A Girl A Break” (1953)

Stanley Donen, Director of Iconic Movie Musicals, Dies at 94

Start ’em young! Stephanie Pope teaches some itty bitty blackbirds…

Fosse veteran Stephanie Pope (BIG DEAL, SWEET CHARITY) taught a master class to dancers of KMJ Jazz Company and Expressions Dance in North Carolina.  Aren’t these kids just the cutest little “blackbirds” you ever did see?