- Date of birth: 23 June 1927, Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Date of death: 23 September 1987, Washington, D.C., United States
- Cause of death: Heart attack
- Died of age: 60
Robert Louis "Bob" fosse is best known for achieved success as an American dancer, musical theatre choreographer, screenwriter, actor and film director of stage and screen musicials. He set records with Tony and Academy Awards won for his work, which includes Pippin, Cabaret and Chicago.
What did Bob Fosse's style of dance look like
Fosse's created a unique dance, that is still practiced in dance studios throughout the world. The style was stylish and different, and easily recognized. After growing up in Caberet nightclubs, the nature of Fosse's signature style was sexually suggestive. Four of his dance trademarks included turned-in knees, sideways shuffling, rolled shoulders and of course jazz hands. His dances were sexual, physically demanding of even the most highly trained dancers. His amazing choreography continues to live on through several great Broadway musicals.
What influenced Bob fosse's choice of movement
Bob Fosse was Influenced initially by the work of Jack Cole, Fred Astaire, and Jerome Robbins, Fosse was fluent in a dizzying mix of styles: in Redhead alone he incorporated elements of the ballet, jazz, march, cancan, gypsy dance, and the traditional English music-hall. ... At dance school he was
What physical skills and body action were used often in Bob Fosse's choreography
- Transference of weight
What costumes were typical in Bob Fosse's choreography