After The Success Of The Wiz Live! NBC Creating Drama Based On Choreographer Fatima Robinson’s Life

December 14, 2015  |  

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I don’t know very much about Fatima Robinson personally, but I’ve been a major fan of her choreography for years. I would say, ever since Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time” video, which I memorized back in the day (the “Walk Like An Egyptian” isolations are everything).

But I, along with all of you, will get to learn the story behind her success soon enough. A TV show based on the renowned choreographer’s life is coming to TV, all thanks to NBC.

According to Shadow and Act, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who worked with Robinson on The Wiz Live! will produce the series. It will be set in Los Angeles during the ’90s and is inspired by Robinson’s early beginnings as a dancer and then as an up-and-coming choreographer.

Zadan said his past work with Robinson impressed him so much that he wanted to share her story.

“We worked with her on the Oscars and knew she was special. We hired Fatima Robinson, who is not a Broadway choreographer, to do authentic black dancing. She comes from hip-hop and a lot of her point of view on dance is very gritty and authentic and raw.”

Of course, Robinson will choreograph the show, which is currently in development and seeking out talented writers.

In case you didn’t know much about her before, Robinson has directed and choreographed videos for everyone from Michael Jackson to Aaliyah, Britney Spears, and the Black Eyed Peas. She’s also been doing her thing for film, including Dreamgirls, Sparkle, and Ali, and choreographing performances seen during the Super Bowl, Academy Awards, and the Grammys.

She’s a heavyweight in the industry, and we’re excited to see what this show based on her life will develop into. As long as it doesn’t give us Honey vibes, it should be a must-see program. Are you excited for it?

 

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