Confessions of a Choreographer

Professional dancer Mary Seghers recently sat down to share her experiences choreographing Slow Dance With Me.

...Whoever said, “It’s not personal, it’s business.” obviously was not an artist. The beautiful thing about being a professional artist is that your business is personal. You are creating pieces, films, art to share with the world, to make the world a little more interesting and beautiful. Each project is a part of you. When I was teaching these actors to dance the Foxtrot, I wasn’t just thinking of the steps slow, slow, quick, quick, I was brought back to the 1940’s. I was transported to the hours I spent with my father and family watching old black and white war time films with Gene Kelly or Cary Grant. I remembered the countless Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies I watched, eyes glued to the screen as they glided across the dance floor. These were the films, the dancers that inspired me to become a dancer, and now I was able to travel back to their time and be a part of their world for a short while...
— Mary Seghers
Kevin Rothlisberger, Mary Seghers, Emily Gyan

Kevin Rothlisberger, Mary Seghers, Emily Gyan