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Students see Chicago

Students see Chicago
Tuesday 18th December 2012 by C. Freeman

Students went to see Chicago the Musical at Cambridge as part of their BTEC Performing Arts course. They have to produce a detailed investigation into the work of a choreographer and one has chosen to focus on Bob Fosse, who choreographed the award-winning and globally acclaimed Chicago.

Since its creation in 1975 it has constantly been performed and was made into a film starring Catherine Zeta Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere. The stage show remains true to the original Fosse choreography and the students saw the production at Cambridge Corn Exchange.

Teacher Miss Bailey said: ‘We were able to feel the atmosphere and energy that was coming through the performances. The costumes are really elaborate and very sparkly, with a jazz style of music and dancing. What really worked was that the orchestra was on the stage and the conductor was out of this world, really interacting with the actors and dancers so it was a phenomenal three-genre performance.’

Next term the students will see Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Matthew Bourne, as part of the same investigative project.

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