Mid-Week Update: January Master Class

It’s the middle of a very exciting week here with The Verdon Fosse Legacy LLC.  Both our men’s and women’s classes are learning two of Bob Fosse’s most technically difficult and musically driven solos—”Percussion 4″ and “Trumpet Solo,” respectively—with the guidance of Hinton Battle and Ann Reinking.

Yesterday morning began with a ballet warm-up led by Nicole Fosse herself.  In the boy’s class, Gary Chryst (who also danced “Percussion 4” in DANCIN’) joined in on the reconstruction process, helping remember subtle nuances to the choreography.  And more special guests (such as Bebe Neuwirth and Eileen Casey) came to observe the afternoon session.

We’ve got two more days of DANCIN’ left this week, so stay tuned for more photos and recaps.  Also be sure to follow us on social media for even more updates and exclusive photos.

Ann Reinking (Dana Moore, Lloyd Culbreath, and Valarie Pettiford) teach the beginning of "Trumpet Solo"

Ann Reinking (Dana Moore, Lloyd Culbreath, and Valarie Pettiford) teach the beginning of “Trumpet Solo”

Gary Chryst joins Hinton Battle for "Percussion 4" port de bras

Gary Chryst joins Hinton Battle for “Percussion 4” port de bras