UK dancers and fans were able to catch us on the BBC’s “The Sound of Movie Musicals with Neil Brand.” Dancers from The Verdon Fosse Legacy worked on Bob Fosse’s “Rich Man’s Frug” from SWEET CHARITY (1966) under the direction of Lloyd Culbreath and Dana Moore. To check out a teaser from the episode, click here.
The mission of The Verdon Fosse Legacy is to promote, protect, and preserve the artistic and intellectual property of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Here’s a snippet of Fosse dancer, Candy Brown, sharing how she feels Artistic Director, Nicole Fosse, is keeping this mission statement alive.
The Verdon Fosse Legacy was invited to Wright State University for a week-long immersion of Fosse technique and repertoire with their dance and musical theatre departments. Veteran Fosse dance and one of the Legacy’s leading reconstructeurs, Lloyd Culbreath, and his assistant, Marissa Calabrese, taught daily master classes, participated in a talk-back, and reconstructed “Rich Man’s Frug” from SWEET CHARITY for the department’s spring concert.
“The program, staff, and facility were all fantastic. And the students were incredibly talented. It was an honor and an absolute pleasure to work with such talent and professionalism.”—Lloyd Culbreath
The Verdon Fosse Legacy would like to extend a special thank you to The Musical Theatre Initiative at Wright State University and it’s director, Joe Deer, for making this collaboration possible. For more information about Wright State University, visit www.wright.edu. All inquiries regarding choreographic reconstructions of Bob Fosse’s work can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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