The A Level Guide to American Jazz is now available.
Specially filmed studio excerpts with counts. Featuring Katie Fouracre, the excerpts are broken down and taught as well as performed. Excerpts include:
- Kelly musicals, Singin’ in the Rain from Singin’ in the Rain.
- Fosse musicals, including Rich Man’s Frug from Sweet Charity, Steam Heat from The Pajama Game
- Robbins musicals, including Cool from West Side Story, Wedding Dance from Fiddler on the Roof
Analysis and context of the featured video excerpts including:
- technique, movement and choreographic style of Kelly, Fosse and Robbins
- choreographic developments appropriate to each choreographer
- constituent features of the musicals featured on the DVD
- social context
- stylistic features
- artistic influences
- relevance to the genre
Practical student workshops will also be available from Juka Dance, working in parallel to this resource. More details to follow.