Most know Toni Basil thanks to her 1982 single "Mickey." But Basil is no one-hit wonder. Over multiple decades, the dancer, choreographer, actor, and musician has created a multitude of memorable dance moments, from helping to bring street dance into the mainstream with The Lockers to choreographing "Legally Blonde"'s Bend and Snap. In this special episode in partnership with McDonald/Selznick Associates, Basil—who's about to receive the Palm Desert Choreography Festival's lifetime achievement award—joins to discuss a career rich enough to have spanned multiple lifetimes.
Information about the Palm Desert Choreography Festival: mccallumtheatre.com/index.php/shows/2022-2023-season/palm-desert-choreography-festival
Basil's website: tonibasil.net
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MSA Agency website: msaagency.com
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