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In ' black and blue ' takes Introdans Ensemble for Youth the audience in the imaginative world of Alwin Nikolaïs. The famous American artist made not only works, but also designed light, sound, decor and costumes.



Thanks to Intro dance, that the exclusive right acquired to work some of his magic to dance in Netherlands, we are introduced to his masterpiece ' Crucible '. Also ' Tensile Involvement ' takes a special place amongst the many other works of Nikolaïs success. In this almost sixty years old choreography excel the dancers in a tangle of elastics. The funny ' Blue Journey ' by David Maddy and the beautiful ' Short Circuit ' of Jérôme Meyer interwoven dance on exciting way with movie images.



' This performance should be seen by anyone who is open to pure theater magic. Regardless of the age ' (de Gelderlander)

Minskoff Theatre (Broadway)


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Black and Blue Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Black and Blue have their been?
Black and Blue has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1989 and Broadway which opened in 1989.

What Tony Awards has Black and Blue been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Choreography for Cholly Atkins, Best Choreography for Henry LeTang, Best Choreography for Frankie Manning, Best Choreography for Fayard Nicholas, Best Costume Design for Claudio Segovio , Best Costume Design for Hector Orezzoli, Best Direction of a Musical for Claudio Segovia, Best Direction of a Musical for Hector OrezzoliBest Lighting Design for Neil Peter Jampolis and Best Lighting Design for Jane Reisman .

What Tony Awards has Black and Blue won?
Best Choreography for Cholly Atkins, Best Choreography for Henry LeTang, Best Choreography for Frankie Manning Best Choreography for Fayard Nicholas and Best Costume Design for Claudio Segovio Best Costume Design for Hector Orezzoli Best Direction of a Musical for Claudio Segovia Best Direction of a Musical for Hector Orezzoli Best Lighting Design for Neil Peter Jampolis Best Lighting Design for Jane Reisman .

What other awards has Black and Blue been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane ReismanOutstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil Peter Jampolis and Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Black and Blue.

What productions of Black and Blue have their been?
Black and Blue has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1989 and Broadway which opened in 1989.

What awards has Black and Blue been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane ReismanOutstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil Peter Jampolis and Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Black and Blue.

What songs are in Black and Blue and what's the order?
I'm a Woman
Hoofers a Capella
Royal Garden Blues
If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It
I Want a Big Butter and Egg Man
Rhythm Is Our Business
Mystery Song
Daybreak Express
That Rhythm Man
Swinging to 'Wednesday Night Hop'
Call It Stormy Monday
I'm Getting 'Long Alright
I'm Confessin' That I Love You
St. Louis Blues
After You've Gone
Everybody Loves My Baby
Stompin' at the Savoy
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
Come Sunday
'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
Memories of You
Body and Soul
Am I Blue
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
In a Sentimental Mood
Black and Blue
East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Black and Tan Fantasy

What is the order of songs in Black and Blue and what's the order?
I'm a Woman
Hoofers a Capella
Royal Garden Blues
If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It
I Want a Big Butter and Egg Man
Rhythm Is Our Business
Mystery Song
Daybreak Express
That Rhythm Man
Swinging to 'Wednesday Night Hop'
Call It Stormy Monday
I'm Getting 'Long Alright
I'm Confessin' That I Love You
St. Louis Blues
After You've Gone
Everybody Loves My Baby
Stompin' at the Savoy
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
Come Sunday
'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
Memories of You
Body and Soul
Am I Blue
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
In a Sentimental Mood
Black and Blue
East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Black and Tan Fantasy

What productions of Black and Blue have there been?
Black and Blue has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1989 and Broadway which opened in 1989.