Friday, March 18, 2011

Sculpture and Fred Astaire

This Fred Astaire dance clip is still worth watching.
Watch it to see how many ways the set designer and performers change your perception of the shape of the stage.

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times dance critic writes about Fred Astaire's homage to African American dancer Bill Robinson.   From the 1936 film Swing Time.

That last section of Astair and the shadow performers had my head spinning.
How about you?

1 comment:

Theresa Cheek said...

Definitely! Very ingenious choreography!