Here's to the Ladies: Legendary Dancers of the Silver Screen
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This series will highlight four of Hollywood’s most popular and accomplished dancers, women who captivated audiences with individual flair and talent. Ginger Rogers was first and foremost an actress and comedienne, and she brought those skills to her dancing. Ann Miller had perhaps Hollywood's fastest feet, and her tap dancing combined athleticism with grace – and a bit of brass. Rita Hayworth began her career as a Spanish dancer, and became one of film’s most alluring stars. Cyd Charisse was a ballerina with impeccable technique; Fred Astaire, in tribute, called her “beautiful dynamite.” In these lectures, we will discuss the life and career of these women and present clips from a wide variety of films, as we examine their contributions to the silver screen.
1. Ginger Rogers
2. Ann Miller
3. Rita Hayworth
4. Cyd Charisse
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sheryl Flatow has written about theatre and dance for more than 30 years. She curated major exhibitions in San Francisco on Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, George Balanchine, and several others. She has led pre-performance talks; moderated panel discussions on theatre and dance; and conducted public interviews with leading figures in the arts, including Patti LuPone, Barbara Cook, Natalia Makarova and Judith Jamison. She also wrote the CD liner notes for Into the Woods and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. She has lectured at LLS/FAU for several semesters.
||4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
||Wednesdays, October 30; November 6, 13, 20
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||$34 member / $54 non-member