Michael Kidd, R.I.P.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 09:46 AM
Among his well known works was Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Impressions of his dynamic choreography, from Zilker Theater's production in 2006, can be viewed here.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 12:35 PM
Sounds like both men assessed the situation correctly, although it's a shame Kidd didn't give ballet at least one more try later on. He probably knew best, however.
As the obituaries note, he can be seen acting and dancing in the movie 'It's Always Fair Weather,' which was not wildly successful when it came out for some pretty good reasons but has fine dancing from Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, and Kidd.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 02:38 PM
I wouldn't hesitate for a second to describe Kidd is a great choreographer. In particular, the choreography given to the corps of hoods in the "Girl Hunt" ballet from The Band Wagon anticipated the hyper-physical work of Édouard Lock, Ginette Laurin and the other choreographers of the 1980s Quebec dance boom by some 30 years.
May he rest in peace.
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