Mimi in Milan

Last month Mimi Quillin visited Milan, Italy and was welcomed to teach at the Centro Danzaricerca.  The studio, owned and operated by Agnese Riccatelli, was founded over thirty years ago and their students are currently in the finals of “Italy’s Got Talent.”  Mimi taught the Bob Fosse’s iconic “Rich Man’s Frug” from SWEET CHARITY, for which she served as dance captain and assistant to Bob and Gwen for the 1986 Broadway revival.

Mimi and Centro Danzaricerca owner, Agnese Riccatelli

Mimi teaching the “sit step” from “The Aloof”

dancers performing “The Big Finish”

For more information about Centro Dazaricerca visit www.danzaricerca.it.  To have one of our Legacy-sanctioned reconstructeurs visit your school or studio for master classes, e-mail theverdonfosselegacyllc@gmail.com

Julio Bocca: A Tribute To A Dance Legend

On Friday, April 14th San Francisco Ballet dancer, Vitor Luiz, performed “Percussion 4” in honor of Julio Bocca’s celebration gala.  The gala was part of YAGP’s Legends in Dance series. Bocca personally requested that the solo (originally from Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’) be reconstructed for the evening of performances as dancing it (pictured below) in FOSSE on Broadway was one of his career highlights.  Lloyd Culbreath reconstructed “Percussion 4” on Luiz with the help of assistants Marissa Calabrese and Michael McArthur.  It was an incredible evening of dance and celebration.  Congratulations, Julio!