NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The FX miniseries 'Fosse/Verdon' starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams, is taking an in depth look at the creative and romantic partnership between two incredible talents in the dance world, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.
The show may be putting their story back in the spotlight, but dancers who trained with them are working every day to keep their legacies alive.
Leading this class inside The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center are teachers Lloyd Culbreath, Dana Moore and Valarie Pettiford.
They're all dancers who worked with Bob Fosse. Now, they're taking the lessons they learned from the legendary choreographer and director, and sharing them with the next generation.
The master classes are geared towards young professionals and offered through The Verdon Fosse Legacy.
At the helm, is Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon's daughter, Nicole Fosse.
Fosse says, "Each person that worked for Bob Fosse has their own unique story that no one really knows. The notes that he gave how they felt it in their body when they moved. When the dancing is taught from a single source, all of those stories are lost."
Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon's story began in 1955, with a meeting initiated by Broadway producer Hal Prince for the show Fosse was choreographing at the time, 'Damn Yankees'.
Their work spanned from stage to screen with hits like 'Sweet Charity', 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago'. It was a collaboration that continued even when their romantic relationship ended.
You can still see the influence of their work in the current revival of 'Chicago', choreographed in the style of Bob Fosse. It's the longest running American musical in Broadway history.
Those moves that audiences around the world recognize as Fosse, actually came from his own challenges as a dancer. He used his imperfections to create a signature style.
Nicole Fosse said it wasn't just about executing the moves, but telling a story. It's an approach that many say changed the face of musical theater. And these pros are working hard to keep that magic live.