Last night, October 27, Career
Transition For Dancers (CTFD) presented its 9th Annual Gala GOTTA
DANCE! A Dance Tribute to Hollywoodat CityCenter. BroadwayWorld attended the gala as well as
the dress rehearsal earlier in the day. The nostalgic evening honored and paid tribute to that wonderful era
when some of the most superb in dance and choreography was immortalized on
film. Such classics as "Singin' In The
Rain," "Red Shoes," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "West Side Story,"
"Sweet Charity," "The Turning Point," and "Saturday Night Fever" were and
continue to be an inspiration and joy to lovers of dance.
Among the evening's highlights
were THE BLACK SWAN, Swan Lake Act 111 Pas de Deux (The Music Lovers,
1970) performed by the Royal Ballet's Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg,
introduced by Lynn Redgrave; The Balcony Scene from Act 1 ROMEO AND JULIET
(The Turning Point, 1977) performed by Ashley Tuttle and Angel Corella
of the American Ballet Theatre, introduced by Leslie Browne; BIG SPENDER
(Sweet Charity, 1969) featuring Bebe Neuwirth & Ann Reinking; THE
MERRY WIDOW WALTZ (The Merry Widow, 1934) danced by Marge Champion
and Donald Saddler and the finale HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood
Hotel, 1937) led by Marni Nixon, Kate Levering and Randy Skinner (Director
GOTTA DANCE!, A Dance Tribute to Hollywood).
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