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Chorus line

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Chorus line

A chorus line is a large group of dancers who together perform synchronized routines, usually in musical theatre. Sometimes, singing is also performed.

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Chorus line dancers in Broadway musicals and revues have been referred to by slang terms such as ponies, gypsies and twirlies. Ballet uses the term corps de ballet. A chorus girl or chorine is a female performer in a chorus line (or in a chorus), and the word "chorine" is not to be confused with chlorine.

Musicals

  • A Chorus Line (1975) - centers on a chorus line audition in Broadway
  • Famous chorus lines

  • Gaiety Girls (started in England during the 1890s)
  • The Rockettes (U.S. act founded in 1925)
  • Tiller Girls (international act starting in the 1890s)
  • Ziegfeld girls
  • Famous performers

    Performers who started out dancing in chorus lines include:

    References

    Chorus line Wikipedia


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