Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A BRAND NEW DAY (EVERYBODY REJOICE) FROM THE WIZ
One of my favorite parts of the movie version of The Wiz is when Evilene's sweatshop workers unzip themselves out of their cumbersome leather suits to reveal fantastic dancer's bodies in bright yellow outfits. They twirl and jump in a celebratory fashion along with Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion in an amazing number set to this song.The suits could represent anything we're happy to shed - outdated beliefs, internalized oppression, etc.
What a terrific number. The lyrics are by Luther Vandross.