MONDAY - 10.26.20
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LIVE VIRTUAL HYBRID LAB:
NEW TECHNOLOGIES / ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
conceived + curated by
CHOREOGRAPHERS & WRITERS
FOR NEW MUSICALS DURING
*LIVE FROM BROADWAY DANCE CENTER*
creating movement at the intersection of theatre and film
Taking inspiration from theatrical television events, the New Technologies / Endless Possibilities lab will be streamed live from Broadway Dance Center in New York City. 2 emerging choreographers who are passionate about the development of new musicals, will each work with an ensemble of dancers to create choreography from a never before staged musical.
The health and safety of all participating artists and personnel have been our main priority throughout this process. We've managed to safely create new work while adhering to New York State's Media Production Guidelines, CDC Guidelines, NYC Media Guidance, and Broadway Dance Center's COVID-19 Safety Policies. The following are some of the measures we're taking to maintain a safe process: N95/surgical/double-cloth masks worn at all times, including while being filmed; COVID-19 tests before rehearsals began, and 48 hours prior to performance day; temperatures and symptoms screened daily; social distance maintained while not performing, and at all times for crew; and a secured, non-public rehearsal/performance space with less than 50% capacity (we are at 25%). Instances where social distancing is broken by performers is an allowable measure, as long as it is limited to only necessary activity, and then social distancing is maintained thereafter.
The choreographers will present new works in 2 different ways: once as conceived for a traditional proscenium stage, and once as conceived for a live television broadcast. The company has partnered with Full Out Creative who will collaborate with the choreographers to discover new ways of presenting dance for the screen, while also working with New York Theatre Barn to evolve its programming and theatrical storytelling systems. Both choreographers will also join lab curator Avital Asuleen and Artistic Director Joe Barros for a conversation about creating dance for the stage versus the virtual stage.
I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT
Tuan Malinowski will present an excerpt from Ben Caplan's musical I Don't Want to Talk About It, an original rock musical that pushes the boundaries of how society discusses mental health. I Don't Want to Talk About It has been featured in New York Theatre Barn's live virtual New Works Series.This will mark the first time that any material from the show has been staged.
Veteran Tony-nominated director/choreographer and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse (NBC’s Smash, On the Town) will serve as Malinowski’s mentor on I Don’t Want to Talk About It.
SUEÑOS: our american musical
Kristin Yancy (The Cher Show, Summer) will present an excerpt from Jesse Sanchez and Jeff Chambers’ musical Sueños: Our American Musical, a new Latinx musical that follows three generations of a Mexican-American family in their pursuit of the American Dream. Sueños has been featured in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series and the evolved live virtual version of the series.
Two-time Clio Award-winning director/choreographer Maria Torres (On Your Feet!, the film “Dance With Me”) will serve as Yancy's mentor on Sueños.
*with performances by*
JUSTIN ALBINDER (JERSEY BOYS)
JORDAN FIFE HUNT (EMOJILAND)
DAMON J. GILLESPIE (NEWSIES, NETFLIX'S THE SOCIETY)
ALYSSA GOMEZ (MOTOWN)
MARIE ROSE BARAMO
HÉCTOR FLORES JR.
Fullout Creative: KYLE BECKLEY + SANDY SHELTON