Netflix may have cancelled “The Get Down” after one season, but the streaming service is still celebrating the show in a new featurette released on June 6 (watch above). The new behind-the-scenes clip focuses on the work of choreographer brothers Rich Talauega and Tone Talauega, the famous dance duo responsible for turning the Bronx into a boogie wonderland in Baz Luhrmann‘s ambitious series.
“We tell stories without dialogue. We tell stories with movement,” says Tone. “It was like we saw the birth of hip-hop all over again,” adds Rich. The Talauega brothers were Emmy nominees once before for choreographing the 36th NAACP Image Awards back in 2005. They have also earned MTV Video Music Award nominations for choreographing Jennifer Lopez‘s “Get Right” (2005); Chris Brown‘s “Wall to Wall” (2007), “Forever” (2008) and “Fine China” (2013); and Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake‘s “Love Never Felt So Good” (2014).
“There can’t be any team that could be more appropriate. And they have become so the spirit of this show,” says Luhrmann, who knows a thing or two about the world of on-screen dance. He directed the dance film “Strictly Ballroom” in 1992 and the Oscar winning musical “Moulin Rouge” in 2001. But can the Talauegas break the stranglehold of dance competitions “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” at the Emmys? In the last 10 years, one or both of those shows has won Best Choreography eight times, though last year both shows lost to a tie between “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” So there could be a good chance for “The Get Down” to get up to the Emmy podium.
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