Netflix’s vacation film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is full of music, magic, and lovely visuals. Top-of-the-line elements of the movie — except for its stacked solid — is the dazzling choreography. Between the heartwarming sequence of “This Day” and the high-energy rollicking all through “Magic Man G,” it is nearly not possible to take a seat nonetheless whereas watching every symphonic scene.
So who’s behind the dance spectacles? That may be choreographer Ashley Wallen. The Australian dance teacher, identified for his work on 2017’s The Biggest Showman, joined forces with Jingle Jangle director David E. Talbert to carry the routines to life. In a video shared on Nov. 14, Wallen spoke to Netflix about choreographing Jingle Jangle, which he described as “a dream come true.” He detailed the method of capturing “Make It Work,” which is among the movie’s greatest dance scenes. “We had 60 dancers,” he stated. “There was lots happening. The director, David Talbert, needed a very trendy, modern, stepping model of dance. We began off doing workshops, after which we sort of constructed it from there. It was a whole lot of onerous work, nevertheless it regarded stunning.”
In an interview with The New York Instances, Talbert spoke about collaborating with Wallen on the playful number “Miles and Miles,” which options Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus Jangle and Lisa Davina Phillip as Ms. Johnston. “Nicely, I employed Ashley Wallen, who did the choreography for The Biggest Showman,” Talbert stated. “After which when it was time for this scene, we went on YouTube, and we pulled up Temptations, and he simply included that with this cat-and-mouse factor.”
Wallen, who gained a World Choreography Award for The Greatest Showman in 2018, additionally has an intensive background in choreographing music movies. He is supplied his experience within the visuals for Pink’s “Walk Me Home,” Charlotte Church’s “Call My Name,” and Kylie Minogue’s “Dancing,” amongst others. Moreover, he is labored on stage performs, lately charting the dance numbers for Ghost: The Musical in Australia. And if that is not spectacular sufficient (undecided why it would not be), Wallen appeared within the musicals Fame, Sisterella, and Footloose, in addition to within the films Moulin Rouge! (2001) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004). In keeping with his talent agency bio, Wallen is at the moment engaged on the upcoming Cinderella film starring Camila Cabello. Stay up for see a few of Wallen’s dance creations in Jingle Jangle!