Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
The Choreography of Comedy: The Art of Eccentric Dance featured interviews and dance clips of our greatest Eccentric Dancers, including rare Nicholas Brothers home movies introduced by Tony Nicholas, son of Fayard Nicholas, and a never-before-seen 1911 clip of Fred Stone as the original Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. The show featured special guest appearances, including Shirley MacLaine, and live dance performances. The evening concluded with a panel discussion with actor, author and director Simon Callow, former animator and dance historian Betsy Baytos, choreographer and interdisciplinary artist d. Sabela grimes, tap-dancer and choreographer DeWitt Fleming Jr., choreographer and hip-hop historian E. Moncell Durden, stage director and choreographer Regis Truchy, B-boy dancer and choreographer Ivan "Flipz" Velez and animator Eric Goldberg, among others.
Curated and hosted by Betsy Baytos.
This program is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.