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West Side Story is a 1960 film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same title that stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris, and directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins.
In the photo above, you can see Robbins (who had directed the stage version) demonstrating some of the choreography for the opening sequence to George Chakiris (who played the role of Bernardo, the female lead’s older brother and leader of the Sharks gang) and a couple of supporting actors.
Cool, eh? You can see them in action here:
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