Choreographer and director Bob
Fosse was the only person ever to win a Tony, an Oscar,
and an Emmy award in the same year -- 1973. In this lesson,
students will collect information about Fosse, read reviews
of his work, and write their own review after watching
one of his films. Students will also explore the impact
Fosse had on modern dance by viewing and comparing Fosse
dances to current music videos.
1. Students will analyze reviews to determine the elements that comprise a review.
2. Students will evaluate a performance and write a review.
3. Students will examine and explain the influence of Fosse's choreography on modern dance moves.
A copy of GREAT PERFORMANCES' FROM BROADWAY: FOSSE program and VHS tapes of as many of the following movies as possible:
ALL THAT JAZZ
(Note to Teachers: These films should be screened before students view them since some do contain adult content. THE PAJAMA GAME and THE LITTLE PRINCE, both choreographed by Bob Fosse but not directed by him, can be substituted for any films deemed inappropriate for the classroom environment.)
Language Arts http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Standard.asp?SubjectID=7
Writing: Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing.
Viewing: Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media.
Listening and Speaking: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes.