Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Michael Kidd, RIP

The award-winning choreographer Michael Kidd, known for his work on Broadway musicals, has died at his home in Los Angeles, aged 92.
On Broadway Mr Kidd won five Tony Awards and he also received an honorary Academy Award for his film work.

His nephew, Robert Greenwald, told The New York Times that Mr Kidd died on Sunday night of cancer.

His best-known film work was on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a 1954 musical about the American frontier.

He created movements for ballet dancers who were not supposed to appear balletic, including a famous barn-raising sequence.

One of my favorite musicals-

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