In honor of the upcoming release of Coming 2 America, we sat down with legendary choreographer Fatima Robinson to discuss her work on the film.
Robinson discussed the significance of the original Coming to America film for her, and how it influenced her work on the sequel.
“I had seen the movie so many times, so I kind of knew the dance scene by heart. And to be honest the dance scene from back then still stands up now. It’s frickin’ amazing. So it was just honoring that, and making something that felt current and fun and now,” said Robinson.
She also talks about how she finds new inspiration after years in the business, and gives a shoutout to costume designer Ruth Carter.
Watch our full interview with Robinson below:
Robinson’s work spans decades, choreographing music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, Sia, and Meghan Trainor. She’s responsible for the film Dreamgirls, the Black Eyed Peas’ halftime show during Super Bowl XLV, and Kendrick Lamar’s 2016 Grammys performance.
Despite her prolific career, her experience working on Coming 2 America holds a special place for her.
“It’s an iconic movie for so many people around the world,” said Robinson. “It was a great experience and an honor to be a part of it thirty years later.”
Coming 2 America hits Amazon Prime on March 5.
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