Chorus line

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For the Broadway musical, see A Chorus Line.
Theatrical poster from 1900 showing an early 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.

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[edit]

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

Famous chorus lines[edit]

Famous performers[edit]

Performers who started out dancing in chorus lines include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cantu, Maya. American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy, p. 49 (Palgrave Macmillan 2015).
  2. ^ "Profile: 'Call me Madam'". BBC News. 2000-10-23. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  3. ^ a b Cantu, Maya. American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy, p. 18 (Palgrave Macmillan 2015).