Choreographed by Windy Bowlsby
There are two kinds of people in the world: the people who love Broadway musicals, and the people who won't admit that they love Broadway musicals. BOOGIEography showcases the showy, athletic, emotional dancing style of those spectacular productions the dancing we watched in old movies, played orchestra for in high school, and paid $100 bucks for at the Ordway. Luckily, instead of having to sit through all the plot and love songs to get to the fun stuff, we're giving you nothing but the leaping, leggy best. Don't worry, you won't need a catalog of all the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals to keep up—we'll be dancing to songs freshly familiar and songs you've hummed for years, plus a few new surprises—pop, blues, hiphop, swing...anything that makes you boogie.
Featuring: Laura Bohne, Grace Christenson, Jessi Fett, Christina Leines, Jeremiah Lewis-Walker, Alicia Olson, Benjamin Parrish, Dylan Rugh, Ed Williams Jr., John Zeiler. Performances were at Patrick's Cabaret as part of the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
"This infectious dance revue from Blue Umbrella Productions imagines a world where Nancy Sinatra and Janelle Monae are spiritual sisters, Jerome Robbins choreographed West Side Story to MC Hammer, and Beyonce has a five-o-clock shadow. Director/choreographer Windy Bowlsby and her exuberant troupe borrow from Broadway, Bollywood, vaudeville and opera (classical and the Jerry Springer variety) for 14 numbers infused with energy and humor that will have audiences boogieing in the aisles." —Star Tribune