Ivo van Hove & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Take On West Side Story for Broadway in Other Performing & Fine Arts: Performances, Exhibits, Films, and Events Posted February 19, 2020 · Edited February 19, 2020 by cubanmiamiboy 18 hours ago, On Pointe said: Jerome Robbins experimented with combining live dancers with film projection in his ballet I'm Oldfashioned, which featured Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. The live dancing couldn't compete, because the film images were so overwhelming in size, but mostly because it was Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire for God's sake. Nobody on stage could come close to their style, technique, and charisma. I'm fresh from having just seen this in Miami, and it is true. Although I might add that , besides the obvious knowledge Hayworth and Astaire had on social dancing, ballroom style, AND the fact that there was an unmatched charm based on the real class and elegance these two had in real life, the ballerinas onstage are in pointes vs Rita's dancing heels, so the movements had to be adapted to the different medium. But I definitely agree....the little nuances, elegant quickness and unique accents on them two on the screen were quite hard to stand up to by the live dancers.