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Richard T Hanson

Let’s Face The Music And Dance



Let’s Face The Music And Dance
celebrates the movie musicals which starred the greatest dancers of the 20th Century. This golden age of musicals fired the imagination of audiences who sat in the dark, watching celluloid images leap and spiral on the silver screen. Let’s Face The Music And Dance explores the rich history of dance in movie musicals and toasts the directors, choreographers, and stars who created dance works of art on film.

Join the Gold Diggers as they Shuffle Off To Buffalo! Thrill as Fred & Ginger dance Cheek To Cheek! Marvel as the queens of tap Ann Miller and Eleanor Powell shim-sham across mirrored dance floors. Bow down as the Nicholas Brothers defy gravity. Salute Jimmy Cagney tappin’ away in Give My Regards To Broadway. Cheer Gene Kelly Singin’ In The Rain. Boogie with John Travolta as he tears up the dance floor in Saturday Night Fever.

Fred & Ginger

Cyd Charisse

Ann Miller

Gene Kelly

Juliet Prowse & Shirley Maclaine

Let’s Face The Music And Dance is a Hooray for Hollywood extravaganza that leaps into the dream dance machine of the movie musical. Put on your dancin’ shoes! It’s lights, camera, action for an all singing, all dancing spectacular!

The Nicholas Brothers & Dorothy Dandridge

“There may be trouble ahead
But while there’s moonlight
And love and romance
Let’s face the music and dance!”

1936, Irving Berlin

Professor Hanson provides outstanding and comprehensive content that’s meaningful, precise and thoroughly researched in such a gracious and organized style that he’s incomparable.