Saturday Cinema

Dancing at the Movies

Fred Astaire in a studio publicity still for film "Daddy Long Legs."Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain

Saturday Cinema: Dancing at the Movies


October 08, 2022

This week’s episode of Saturday Cinema, with guest host Kevin O’Connor, features music from famous dance scenes, including West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain and The Red Shoes. Listen now, and see the playlist below!


West Side Story: Cool
Leonard Bernstein (Composer)
Johnny Green (Conductor)
West Side Story (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Tucker Smith, Vocals (Soloist)
Duration: 4:23

Singin' in the Rain: Main Theme
Nacio Herb Brown (composer)
John Williams (conductor)
Aisle Seat (album)
Boston Pops Orchestra (orchestra/ensemble)
Duration: 3:37

The Red Shoes: Ballet
Brian Easdale (composer)
Rumon Gamba (conductor)
The Film Music of Brian Easdale (album)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales (orchestra/ensemble)
Cynthia Millar, Ondes Martenot (soloist)
Duration: 15:37

West Side Story: Mambo
Leonard Bernstein (Composer)
Gustavo Dudamel (Conductor)
Fiesta (Album)
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:28

On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Richard Rodgers (Composer)
John Mauceri (Conductor)
The Hollywood Bowl on Broadway (Album)
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 8:28

Por Una Cabeza/La Cumparsita
Carlos Gardel/Gerardo H. Matos Rodriguez (composer)
Angele Dubeau (conductor)
Angele Dubeau & La Pieta: Silence, On Joue! A Time for Us (album)
La Pieta (orchestra/ensemble)
Duration: 3:49

Promenade (Walking the Dog)
George Gershwin (Composer)
John Mauceri (Conductor)
The Gershwins in Hollywood (Album)
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:01

A Salute to Fred Astaire
arr. Alexander Couragevarious (composer)
John Williams (conductor)
Salute: Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire (album)
Boston Pops Orchestra (orchestra/ensemble)
Duration: 8:30