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Astaire and Rogers gliding across a dance floor; Gene Kelly joyfully splashing in puddles on a city street; John Travolta reveling in the spotlight at a Brooklyn disco.

As iconic as these celluloid dance sequences are, they’re only the tip of the iceberg. In this class we screen a fascinating selection of films—from notable musicals to gritty dramas to sensational swashbucklers—in which choreography is an essential component.

Each screening is followed by a lively discussion over lunch.

Director: Sydney Pollack. 1969.


Brief Bio

Michael Zam is a screenwriter whose recent credits include Best Actress (2009 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays, and recently bought by Ryan Murphy Productions); Wife Vs. Ninja for DreamWorks; and a soon-to-be-made remake of the Jerry Lewis comedy, The Family Jewels. For the stage, he wrote the book for the Off-Broadway musical The Kid, based on the memoir by Dan Savage, which was nominated for 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book, and a GLAAD Media Award, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway musical. He also won the American Theater Wing’s Jonathan Larson Award and BMI’s Jerry Bock Award for the same show. It is currently slated to be produced on Broadway and beyond by Dodgers Productions. In addition to moderating film series at 92YTribeca, Michael teaches screenwriting at NYU and, each August, Modern British Drama at NYU in London (Teaching Excellence Award, 1998 and 2007).

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Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

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