When: Tuesdays, Jan 9 – Feb 27 10:00 am - noon
Where: The Loft Cinema
Cost: $255.00 for 8 session(s)
Type: In Person
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. At the School of Theatre Arts, he created the nationally known Musical Theatre Program and headed the Acting/Musical Theatre Division.
Celebrate the movie musicals that starred the greatest dancers of the 20th Century. This golden age of musicals fired the imagination of audiences who sat in the dark, watching celluloid images leap and spiral on the silver screen. We’ll explore the rich history of dance in movie musicals and toast the directors, choreographers, and stars who created dance works of art on film. Join the Gold Diggers as they Shuffle Off To Buffalo! Thrill as Fred & Ginger dance Cheek To Cheek! Marvel as the queens of tap Ann Miller and Eleanor Powell shim-sham across mirrored dance floors. Bow down as the Nicholas Brothers defy gravity. Salute Jimmy Cagney tappin’ away in Give My Regards To Broadway. Cheer Gene Kelly Singin’ In The Rain. Boogie with John Travolta as he tears up the dance floor in Saturday Night Fever. Don’t miss this Hooray for Hollywood extravaganza that leaps into the dream dance machine of the movie musical. Put on your dancin’ shoes! It’s lights, camera, action for an all-singing, all-dancing spectacular!
“There may be trouble ahead
But while there’s moonlight
And love and romance
Let’s face the music and dance! “
1936, Irving Berlin