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Bob Fosse

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Bob Fosse Who was he? Was Bob Fosse a primary influence on modern contemporary dance? What is contemporary dance? How is dance today influenced by Fosse's work? How does Fosse's work compare to that of his contemporaries? June 23, 1927- September 23, 1987 Famous dancer, choreographer, and director Works include: Chicago, Cabaret, and All That Jazz Bob Fosse The materials presented in this presentation:
are included in under the fair use expemtion of the U.S. Copyright Law
are prepared according to the educational multimedia fair use guidelines
are restricted from further use Copyright Disclaimer Bob Fosse George Balanchine Merce Cunningham Genre Style Training Example musical theater/ jazz classical/ lyrical ballet post-modern/ contemporary Bob Fosse was not a primary influence on modern contemporary dance. more of an influence to jazz dance
played a large role
inspired specific postures, attitudes, and movements Works Cited Definition a style of dance defined by a lack of fixed movement patterns which allows for experimentation and innovation Contemporary Dance. contemporary-dance.org, n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2012. Qualities fluidity
emotionally charged
tells a story
partnering
freedom of movement Caspary, Dee. Melanie and Marko - Contemporary - Top 12 Performance. YouTube.
YouTube, 15 July 2011. Web. 5 Oct. 2012. Balanchine, George. Agon pt 1. YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Oct. 2012.
Bob, Fosse. Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in Damn Yankees - Who’s Got the Pain. YoutTube. YouTube, 27 June 2009. Web. 5 Oct. 2012.
“Bob Fosse.” PBS. PBS, 2004. Web. 5 Oct. 2012.
Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in Damn Yankees - Who’s Got the Pain. Dir. George Abbott and Stanley Donen. YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2012.
Bob Fosse - Rich Man’s Frug (Sweet Charity). Dir. Bob Fosse. YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Oct. 2012.
Brown, Pei-San. “The History of Modern Dance.” Ballet Austin. Ballet Austin, n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2012.
Caspary, Dee. Melanie and Marko - Contemporary - Top 12 Performance. YouTube. YouTube, 15 July 2011. Web. 5 Oct. 2012.
Contemporary Dance. contemporary-dance.org, n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2012.
Cunningham, Merce. Merce Cunningham--The Coast Zone. YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Oct. 2012.
“George Balanchine.” New York City Ballet. New York City Ballet, n.d. Web. 5 Oct. 2012.
Gottfried, Martin. All His Jazz: The Life & Death of Bob Fosse. New York: Bantam, 1990. Print.
“Legend: Bob Fosse.” JK’s Theatre Scene. N.p., 26 Jan. 2011. Web. 5 Oct. 2012.
Mexican Breakfast/Single Ladies (bob fosse/beyonce). YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Oct. 2012.
Simonson, Robert. “Channeling Fosse: Beyoncé and Beyond.” Playbill. Playbill, 20 Feb. 2009. Web. 3 Oct. 2012. Influence on Pop Culture Gottfried, Martin. All His Jazz: The Life & Death of Bob Fosse. New York:
Bantam, 1990. Print. Bob, Fosse. Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in Damn Yankees - Who's Got the Pain.
YoutTube. YouTube, 27 June 2009. Web. 5 Oct. 2012. 2010's: Contemporary dance at the forefront of dance 1898: Isadora Duncan presents her first recitals 1958: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater founded 1930: Martha Graham introduced to the United States 1942: Cunningham begins career as choreographer 1954: Bob Fosse debuts as choreographer nuanced, sexualized, vaudevillian "Bob Fosse." PBS. PBS, 2004. Web. 5 Oct. 2012. Bob Fosse - Rich Man's Frug (Sweet Charity). Dir. Bob Fosse. YouTube. N.p., n.d.
Web. 3 Oct. 2012. Balanchine, George. Agon pt 1. YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Oct. 2012. Cunningham, Merce. Merce Cunningham--The Coast Zone. YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 3
Oct. 2012. Avant garde, lack of story, independent of music Contemporary Dance. contemporary-dance.org, n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2012. Music videos borrow liberally from Fosse's work
Artists like Paula Abdul, The Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce, and Micheal Jackson
Notable influences in Beyonce's "Single Ladies" music video Simonson, Robert. "Channeling Fosse: Beyoncé and Beyond." Playbill. Playbill, 20
Feb. 2009. Web. 3 Oct. 2012. Mexican Breakfast/Single Ladies (bob fosse/beyonce). YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 3
Oct. 2012. precise, emphasis on dance, neoclassic tap and vaudeville classical ballet training in the Soviet Union trained in modern dance under Martha Graham George Balanchine." New York City Ballet. New York City Ballet, n.d. Web. 5
Oct. 2012. Movements Found Today Posture
inverted posture to convey emotion
forced arch
Emotion
Fosse's dances were nothing without emotion
contemporary steeped in emotion
Movements
sexual hip shaking
isolation of body parts Simonson, Robert. "Channeling Fosse: Beyoncé and Beyond." Playbill. Playbill, 20
Feb. 2009. Web. 3 Oct. 2012. "Legend: Bob Fosse." JK's Theatre Scene. N.p., 26 Jan. 2011. Web. 5 Oct. 2012.
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