Bob Fosse: Famous Jazz Dancer

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Chantal Taylor Dance 203 2 September 2013 Famous jazz teachers and dancers Bob Fosse was a famous actor, film director, screenwriter, dancer and musical theatre choreographer. He was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago Illinois. He was the second youngest of six children. When he was younger he teamed up with another young dancer and started a group called “The Riff Brothers,” and they toured around the Chicago area. During the 1950’s, Fosse moved to New York, hoping he will he will become the new Fred Astaire. During this time he appeared in the movie “Call me mister,” which caught the attention for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. He later appeared in movies with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, but his career in movies was cut short due to him balding, so he switched to Theatre. He choreographed his first musical. He later on directed and choreographed plays like “Redhead,”…show more content…
His warm-ups technical promotes body alignment, balance, core strength, and “feelings from inside.” This method became the first know technique in jazz and musical theatre. Luigi developed ballet-based techniques after a car incident, where he suffered parlaying injuries. After being injured, he was determine to dance, so he first learned how to remain control of his body, and developed techniques so he would not put strain in the body and “put the good side into the bad side.” Then he focused on how he could stabilize himself, by pressing down on a invisible dance barre. After doing this, he was able to dance again, and became a successful dancer and dance teacher. He worked with many “well known” celebrities like, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Doris Day, and Cyd Charisse, and over five decades he and his dance students has spread his dance techniques all over the world. Luigi has inspired many people of today, and he has also coined the phrase “5, 6, 7,

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