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Trujillo's new take.

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On Your Feet! is not Sergio Trujillo's first time choreographing to Latin music for Broadway. He's best known for Jersey Boys and Memphis, but the first show he did was The Mambo Kings in 2005 (though it closed out of town). "When I started working on On Your Feet!," Trujillo says now, "there were a couple of times when I said, 'Let's try to figure out if I can use a little section from Mambo Kings.' And it just didn't quite work. It didn't feel right. Ten years later, you're a different person--you see things differently."

Trujillo gets another chance at mambo choreography this winter, when Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical has its world premiere at the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland. Moises Kaufman has updated the Bizet opera and set it in Cuba just before the Revolution. Then Trujillo's on to Africa, musically speaking, for a show set in Uganda, Invisible Thread, to be directed off-Broadway by Diane Paulus (Pippin).

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Title Annotation:news: ON BROADWAY; Sergio Trujillo's musical "On Your Feet!"
Author:Gold, Sylviane
Publication:Dance Magazine
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Nov 1, 2015
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