Tuesday, November 18, 2008

jazz hands

I know I have referred to this video a couple of times, and well, it is so worth it in many ways...
but today I am going to refer to it in a comparative fashion and to highlight the genius that is the choreography of Bob Fosse.
Pause The Sylvers, and check out this first clip of Gwen Verdon, Fosse's wife, leading this trio as they perform "Mexican Breakfast":

Now take a look at Beyonce's video as it modernizes the dance moves and style of the original. Beyonce, more specifically her video director, is known for giving a nod to earlier styles and themes. No shame in recognizing brilliance no matter the decade. Inspiration comes in many forms.

Check out the side by side comparison:
Someone is smitten with Fosse...

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