Hamilton: Choreography

Hey! I’m back!

This summer has been hectic and busy, which meant that the blog went to the wayside, but I’m back now. Anyway, on to more positive things…

While away from the blog I was sucked into the wonderful world that is the Hamilton Soundtrack. It’s sooo good! I read 1776 by David McCullough to get queued into all of the historical references, for which I’m so glad that I did because Lin-Manuel Miranda peppers in so many people, events, and places from the American Revolution that I didn’t know off of the top of my head. (I was brought up in a family that favors American Civil War history over the Revolution.) I also listened to a number of podcasts to get queued into the hip hop and musical theater references. There are so many levels of nerd in Hamilton, and I’m enjoying discovering all of them.

Photo: Joan Marcus via DanceMagazine.com

Photo: Joan Marcus via Hamilton

As I’ve traveled down the black hole that is nerding out about Hamilton, I came across these videos by The Wall Street Journal where Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler both gives meaning to and breaks down the choreography for the hit play.

Because exercises can get repetitive, changing up a move by making it a little more choreographed keeps our fitness routines fresh and exciting. So if you’re like me and you’ve been listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, why not put it on while working out and make lunges a little more interesting?