Lithe, diminutive and unimposing, Michael Kidd never asked a dancer to perform a step or move he himself could not do. One of Broadway's and Hollywood's most distinguished, inventive and gifted choreographers, it was not uncommon to remember his expert dance sequences above all else. After all, who can forget the rousing barnstorming dance in
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Here are these slobs living off in the woods. They have no schooling, they are uncouth, there's manure on the floor, the cows come in and out -- and they're gonna get up and dance? We'd be laughed out of the theater! [We ultimately managed to] find a way to have these backwoods men dance without looking ridiculous. -- M.K., on why he initially turned down
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
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