November 30th, 2008

Val Spring 2010

All the Fosse ladies! (Originally response on personal blog, slightly edited)

Watching Beyonce's video for "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," all I could think of was that weird mashup of Unk's "Walk It Out" to Gwen Verdon and two other dancers performing "Mexican Breakfast."

Well, d'oh, Beyonce actually said she was influenced by that video. Here's a mashup that includes the other Fosse choreography I noticed, from "Sweet Charity." There's also some from the original Broadway choreography for "America" from "West Side Story," which originally was a small three-female number but was turned into a big cast number for the movie.