Choreography in American musicals is topic on April 2

by Roberta Roth on March 29, 2011

The Menlo Park Library presents Choreography in American Musicals on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 am.
Beloved teacher and expert Joe Marchi explains the different functions of dance in the movies using film clips that highlight the choreography of Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion and Bob Fosse.

Joe Marchi received his B.A. from San Francisco State University in 1952 and his M.A. from Teachers College Columbia University in 1957. He taught English and was a counselor in high school before joining the faculty of Canada College in Redwood City in 1968 where he was a professor, counselor, and Assistant Dean of Students.

In 1984 he established the Center for the American Musical at Canada College.  The collection outgrew its space and is now part of the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum. He had a radio show on KCSM for seven years and is currently hosting a bi-weekly TV show, Regards to Broadway, for Pacifica TV. Since retirement, he speaks to many groups about musical theater and is a member of the San Francisco Theater Bay Area Critics Circle.

The program is supported by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.  It will be held at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street, in the downstairs meeting room. Free van service to the program is available for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities.  For more information or to schedule transportation, call 330-2512 or contact Roberta Roth, Outreach Librarian,

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