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Dancing in the Dark: Michael van den Bos on the Movies' Greatest Dance Numbers

Program Running Time 80 min.

Apr 29 03:00 pm

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Directed By: Various
(80 mins, DCP)

To mark International Dance Day, VIFF and The Dance Centre present a special movie medley featuring the greatest dance numbers ever committed to celluloid. Curated and presented by film scholar Michael van den Bos, this will be an exhilarating waltz through the history of movie musicals, celebrating the interplay between choreography and camera moves, and featuring such showbiz legends as Busby Berkeley, Fred Astaire, Shirley Temple, Bob Fosse, Eleanor Powell, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisee and Baz Luhrmann.

Free all ages event.

Dancing in the Dark: Michael van den Bos on the Movies' Greatest Dance Numbers

(80 mins, DCP)
Director:
CAST Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Ginger Rogers,Gwen Verdon, Shirley MacLaine, John Travolta, Christopher Walken
Classification:
FREE EVENT. Membership not required.

Showtimes

Apr 29 03:00 pm

To mark International Dance Day, VIFF and the Dance Centre present a special movie medley, featuring the greatest dance numbers ever committed to celluloid.

Curated and presented by film scholar Michael van den Bos, this will be an exhilarating waltz through the history of movie musicals, celebrating the interplay between choreography and camera moves by such deft directors of dance delirium as Busby Berkeley, Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen, Charles Walters, Bob Fosse, Herbert Ross and Baz Lurhmann.

Your dance program features legendary legwork by Shirley Temple, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, the Nicholas Brothers, Eleanor Powell, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, James Cagney, Judy Garland, Donald O’Connor, Gwen Verdon, Dick Van Dyke, Shirley MacLaine, John Travolta, Lesley Ann Warren, Christopher Walken, and even Laurel & Hardy. The terpsichorean treats include clips from a long chorus line of musical movies, including Gold Diggers of 1935, Top Hat, Little Miss Broadway, Good News, Singin’ in the Rain, The Band Wagon, Kiss Me Kate, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, All That Jazz, Pennies from Heaven, Moulin Rouge, plus a spicy taste of Bollywood.

Free all ages event.

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