Busby Berkley (1895–1976)

Busby Berkley (1895–1976) was one of greatest choreographers of the early American movie musical. While working in Hollywood, he convinced Samuel Goldwyn to use camera close-ups on female chorus line dancers and overhead shots of dancers to create a kaleidoscope effect in his movies. One of his greatest movie successes was 42nd Street (1933). [flowplayer mp4=”http://music.clarinerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/42ndstreet.mp4″ width=”480″ height=”360″ skin=”minimalist”]

Jerome Robbins (1918-1998)

Jerome Robbins (1918–1998) choreographed many musicals during the 1940s and 50s. His most well-known musicals included The King and I (1951) and his most notable work, West Side Story (1957). His innovative choreography, along with composer Leonard Bernstein, created a contemporary version of Romeo and Juliet as seen through the gangs of New York City. [flowplayer mp4=”http://music.clarinerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/west-side-story.mp4″ width=”1280″ […]

Bob Fosse (1927–1987)

Bob Fosse (1927–1987) was a successful Broadway choreographer who developed his own signature style through the use of small body isolations while moving the torso in an undulating manner. His often quirky movement was accentuated by the use of turned-in leg positions and sometimes employed the use of a hat. He choreographed such musicals as Damn Yankees (1958), Sweet […]