I always find it exciting to step into a time machine and land in a different era where dancing has completely different rules. Trying to create choreography that is in the spirit of the late 50’s and early 60’s is going to be one of the biggest challenges of this show, but also the most fun!
In “Hairspray” dance is not only a nice decoration, its one of the major themes of the show: who gets to dance, what are the differences in styles between different cultures, and how the freedom in dance can affect society are all issues that are at the heart of Hairspray.
But forget that. The dancing is going to be crazy fun!!
As part of my research i always discover really interesting videos. Here is a cool one called the “Slow Twist” from 1962