The Fosse Style

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The Fosse Style

Format:  Paperback,

226 pages

Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida

Publish Date: Mar 2008

ISBN-13: 9780813031538

ISBN-10: 0813031532

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Even people with the barest interest in Broadway can recognize the unique, angular, sensual style of Bob Fosse. With its small gestures and isolated movements, it is frequently copied--and often misinterpreted. For there is far more to it than bowler hats and white gloves, which is why choreographer Debra McWaters has put together the ultimate visual and verbal guide to Fosse's way of dancing, choreographing, and teaching. Using hundreds of photographs, as well as descriptions from Fosse himself, McWaters guides dancers and teachers through the process of understanding the intricacies of this style of jazz dance. An assistant to Gwen Verdon on "Fosse, "a long-time associate of Ann Reinking, and personal choreographer for Ben Vereen, McWaters is uniquely situated to write this book. "The Fosse Style "provides facts, not guesswork, about how to execute Fosse's signature movements, information handed down from an illustrious list of artists and performers. It closes with a sample dance featuring Fosse's signature moves. No dancer or fan of such shows as "The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees , Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Pippin, "or "Chicago "can afford to be without this book.


Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
Publish Date: Mar 2008
ISBN-13: 9780813031538
ISBN-10: 0813031532
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 226
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.52
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.75 x 10.25 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 9780813031538

Chapter outline

Forewordp. ix
Prologuep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Handsp. 3
Armsp. 21
Shouldersp. 46
Hips and Derrierep. 49
Legs and Feetp. 53
Walksp. 57
Body Positionsp. 82
Stepsp. 88
Facial Expressionp. 161
Group Movementp. 163
The Dancer as Actorp. 167
Choreography by Debra McWaters in the Fosse Stylep. 178
Indexp. 223

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