Vivian Thurman’s Event Journal

Flashdance 920
Sunday January 5, 2014 / 7:30pm
Flashdance -- The Musical
1 ticket

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  • went with 1 friends
Thrilled and giddy in my Row H seat, I sang along and mentally danced the iconic choreography while dazzled and inspired by the dancers on stage! Hard to believe the movie was released 30 yrs ago, (the actors on stage weren’t even born!). Thirty years ago was my coming of age! The movie spoke volumes of my deep desire to become a professional dancer, struggling with the tedium of a ‘day job’. To see the fully-staged production satisfied every desire and expectation that I could’ve had! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not Lion King, not My Fair Lady, not Pippin, not West Side Story which all have stylized, period dancing. But this production is the best representation of ballet, burlesque and pre-hip hop, jazz-break dance for a musical that I’ve seen in a loooong time. Go see it!