THE WIZ - "Emerald City Scene" | The Waackers





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Published on Dec 9, 2011

"The Wiz" by
The Waackers
"Emerald City Scene"

Music from the original motion picture, "The Wiz".
Photos by: Aevum Images

**Special thank you to: Stephen Semien, original dancer from the classic motion picture, The Wiz ,for stopping by to share your story of history and positivity with us. Kate Singh & Aevum Images capturing this memory through your beautiful photo journalism. Choreographer's Carnival, IDA Hollywood. To Mark Starr , Soul Train & American Bandstand dancer, for sharing one of his many "treasured jems" of dance history with us. To Marylin Corwin, stylist of the Village People, for leading her "fabulous" eye for dazzling disco decadence, by donating her time and pieces to enhance our wardrobe.

Directed by:
Kumari Suraj

Choreography by:
Green: Rudi Smit
Green: Noel Banjandas &
Raquel Cabrera
Red: Lashaun Price
Gold: Kumari Suraj

Styling & Wardrobe:
Kumari Suraj
Marylin Corwin
The Waackers

Emerald City Citizens

Raquel Cabrera
Nellie Bethel
Yoda Jones
Himerria wortham
Angel B
Sino Dunywa
Junadry Leocaria
Laquelle Galdey
Marie Poppins
Kumari Suraj

Lashaun Price
Rudi Smit
Noel Bajandas
Daron "DayDay" Bell
Aliem Jiles
Jesus Coca
Jermaine McGee
Donte Essien

Comments • 61

Now, NBC should have watched this video and contacted these dancers here for the updated "The Wiz Live!" show. This dance sequence is waaaay better than the over "Voguing" I saw on the Wiz Live show, that was recently broadcast. The reason why I stated this is because these dancers here paid homage to the original and the original music from the movie is being used, which fit with the dancing here. The Wiz live on NBC was alright, but the music it had for the dance sequence to the Emerald City scene with the Voguing, just did not fit, it seriously was lacking something, just my opinion.
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Aster Max
Why no credit or tribute to the original choreographer for The Wiz, Mr. Louis Johnson? Please give credit where credit is due, and if you borrow, acknowledge your sources people.
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Dana Terrell
This was hot!!!! I am an Alvin Ailey Fan and I think he would have been proud. Dana T.
laura pruitt
Its cute but I don't like it when men don't wear suits.  I stayed irritated about their chest and body was not covered..
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Michael B
Wait...what did i just see? You all KILLED DAT!!! 10s 10s motha effing 10s!
This movie was SO awesome!  And this scene made it the reason I loved it so much.  It awakened me to so many styles of music as a kid.  It never gets old!
Speedy Jefferson
This was fantastic!!! This brought tears to my eyes these guys brung it.
Jj Evans
They dance so smooth
Desmond Ellington
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