“I speak Bob” and all that jazz

"Fosse/Verdon" pulls back the velvet curtain on this dynamic dramatic duo VICTORIA HOFMO Brooklyn, N.Y. Having recently discovered that Bob Fosse’s father was a Norwegian American—and as a lover of dance—my anticipation of the announced FX series “Fosse/Verdon” last April was palpable. I wanted to delve into the life and work of Fosse and the impact he has had on American culture. Of course, his story would not be complete without including Gwen Verdon, his partner in life and work. The incomparable Verdon took the world of musical theater by storm and reigned for decades, evidenced by the famous seven-minute ovation in response to her 1953 dance performance as Eve in Can-C
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Victoria Hofmo

Victoria Hofmo was born, raised, and still lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the historical heart of Norwegian New York. She is 3/4 Scandinavian: 1/2 Norwegian and 1/4 Danish/Swedish. Self-employed, she runs an out-of-school-time program that articulates learning through the arts. Hofmo is an advocate for arts and culture, education, and the preservation of the built and natural environment of her hometown, with a love for most things Scandinavian.

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