Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Rockettes and Cooler Weather
So, I checked out their web site:
Rockettes must be between 5'6" and 5'10" tall. Oh.
Rockettes must be proficient in jazz and tap. Oh.
But that's it!
It's different if you want to be an ensemble/principal performer but that sounds too hard. You have to sing and dance at the same time which is a lot harder than walking and chewing gum at the same time.
I suppose you can't consider the job requirements discrimination - wouldn't be much of a show with row upon row of height challenged people that can't dance or sing. Still, the tickets would be cheaper!
PS If you're wondering about the Paris connection -
The Rockettes performed as part of opening night at Radio City Music Hall in 1932. In 1936, the troupe won the grand prize at the "Paris Exposition de Dance."