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Hot Clip of the Day: #WorldwideCrunchy A Verdon Fosse Legacy Dancin' Celebration with Broadway Dance Center

March 26th, 2021 by

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Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

"Crunchy Granola Suite" from Dancin' (Global Fosse Festival with The Verdon Fosse Festival)


Ulterior Motives: Tomorrow is the 43rd Broadway opening night anniversary of Bob Fosse's Dancin' and do we have a celebration for you. The Global Fosse Festival presented a week or so back by The Verdon Fosse Legacy with Broadway Dance Center. Students from 23 states and 20 countries were led by 11 masterclass teachers, 7 celebrity guests, 12 professional demonstrators who taught 14 dance excerpts for 24 hours of Fosse!

On the final day of the festival, students gathered gathered for #WorldwideCrunchy - a performance of "Crunchy Granola Suite" from Fosse's Dancin' and later recreated in the 1999 Tony Award winning musical Fosse. Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon's daughter Nicole Fosse, Founder & Artistic Director of The Verdon Fosse Legacy, explained her father's motivation of "Crunchy Granola Suite" a Neil Diamond song which appeared in Dancin' which Nicole's been working to revive for the past 15 years. Looking specifically to the lyrics: "I know a man was outta touch / And he'd hide in a house and he didn't say much... Now he can, family man, tried my brand - dig!" Nicole explained the number was a true celebration of dance, the collaborative aspect of it and how quickly a group of dancers become family. It was so thrilling to hear directly from her and then see this new family of students dance Mr. Fosse's choreography worldwide.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: There's something really so special about seeing a number of talented dancers come together truly worldwide to dance legendary Fosse choreography from teachers who were taught by the man himself. The moment that gave us goosebumps was 1:04 - 1:16. Something about those sharp brassy orchestrations matched with the iconic choreography is so exciting. Dig!