Bob Fosse BY sheridan kavanagh

Bob Fosse was an American dancer, actor, musical theatre choreographer, and director. He won 8 Tony awards for choreography, more than anyone else has ever won. He was born in Chicago Illinois 23rd of June 1927 and died in Washington D.C 23rd of Septemper from a heart attack. In Bob Fosses time you would never see him without a cigarette, even in the dance studio.

When doing Bob Fosses dance style you weren't meant to feel comfortable, in fact if up you did you were doing it wrong! Performing a Bob Fosse dance required you to turn in your feet and your knees, roll your shoulders, shuffle your feet and wear a hat. He made this type of dance because he natural had turned in feet and knees, and bad posture but he also started going bald from a young age so he wore hats to cover it. He used props in most of his dance like hats, chairs and people and the costumes consisted of a lot of sexual outfits such as lingerie or skin tight black leotards with fish net stockings. Bob Fosse grew up in Caberet nightclubs, which suggests why his signature style was usually sexual.

Rich mans frug is about a lady called sweet charity and she is not so rich but she is invited to this very exclusive night that the rich and famous only go to. She was invited by a very well know male that hangs around the club quick a bit, while she is there she watches a performance and the dancers try and creep her out. The rich man frug has a lot of head movement (lots of nodding), leg moves where your legs are infront of your body, and hand moves where your elbows are in attached to your sides but your hands are moving.

Bob fosse's style

Bob Fosses style was very different to other styles, a specially ballet. Bob Fosses dance style is different to ballet because you don't point your toes, your posture is slouched and the dance moves are very sexual as well as the costumes. Ballet dance style is different to Bob Fosses because you have point feet continually, you compete in competitions, and there posture is amazingly straight. The similarities in the two styles is that the dances are both loved and cherished by the ones who dance them.

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