Chicago the Musical, West End dance workshop with London cast member John Brannoch
The workshop is aimed at anyone of all ages interested in learning more about the Fosse style of jazz theatre dance and “Chicago the musical”.
This 2-hour workshop is open to all levels of dance ability. The choreography is small, detailed and subtle so the beginner will be able to keep up and the professional will enjoy the fine detail of the movements. There are many layers to this style of dance.
You will learn the original choreography from the West End / Broadway production of “Chicago”. “Chicago” is a slick, dark, sensual story about a pair of murderesses who escape death row by becoming famous. We will be focusing on “All That Jazz” which is the opening number from the show which introduces the audience to this dark world. You will learn about the Fosse style of dance and the subtle performance style that goes along with it.
The routine taught is also the international audition dance for Chicago the musical so you can see what it’s like to audition for a large scale West End show! The focus is on the subtle detail and performance of the choreography. The basics of the choreography are not difficult to master but the challenge will be to incorporate the tiny details, add your own personality and tell a story through the movement.
There will be a quick 15 mins warm up and the rest of the time will be spend working on the style and choreography!
About Bob Fosse (1927-1987)
American director-choreographer Bob Fosse forever changed the way audiences around the world viewed dance on the stage and in the film industry in the late 20th century. Visionary, intense, and unbelievably driven, Fosse was an artist whose work was always provocative, entertaining, and quite unlike anything ever before seen. His dances were sexual, physically demanding of even the most highly trained dancers, full of joyous humor as well as bleak cynicism — works that addressed the full range of human emotions. Through his films he revolutionized the presentation of dance on screen and paved the way for a whole generation of film and video directors, showing dance through the camera lens as no one had done before, foreshadowing the rise of the MTV-era of music video dance.
About John Brannoch:
John Brannoch is a British dancer and musical performer who trained at Laine Theatre Arts, London.
His credits include Cats the Musical, Matilda the Musical, High Society, Guys and Dolls, From Here to Eternity, Chicago the Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia! and Cabaret.
20,- € for motion*s contract members or with a Professional Card
Registration and cash payment directly at the Studio or online via Eventbrite (+ Eventbrite fee)