Icons and Instincts: Choreographing and Directing Entertainment's Biggest Stars (Hardcover)

Icons and Instincts: Choreographing and Directing Entertainment's Biggest Stars By Vincent Paterson, Amy Tofte (With) Cover Image
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For the first time, the choreographer of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bj rk and many others reveals stage stories through his extraordinary journey.

Vincent Paterson began his professional dancing career late in life. It would take an exceptional turn when he became one of the lead dancers in Michael Jackson's Beat It music video. Through hard work, he rises to the rank of choreographer and director for the world's greatest singers, but also for cinema and musical comedy.

He tells with humility the fascinating universe of film sets, the rehearsal sessions where he had to orchestrate and synchronize dozens of dancers, life backstage where it is sometimes necessary to manage a few whims of the stars, his successes and his disappointments. It is a dive into the heart of the world of dance.

About the Author

Amy Tofte was awarded the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2015. She has been a regular contributor to the award-winning LA STAGE Times with more than 100 feature articles profiling Emmy winners, Oscar- and Pulitzer-nominated writers as well as nationally recognized theater artists. Tofte's critically-acclaimed stage plays have been produced throughout the U.S., the U.K., Australia and at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. She lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781644282632
ISBN-10: 1644282631
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
Pages: 264
Language: English