BC Beat at Cielo to Feature Works by Choreographers Richard J. Hinds, Camille A. Brown and More, 5/21


Monday May 21, 2012 marks the third production of BC Beat at Cielo (18 Little West 12thStreet). Produced by Jennifer Jancuska and The BringAbout Productions, BC Beat offers the Broadway and dance communities another unique and exciting way to experience dance. Focused on storytelling and set in a club with the best sound system in NYC, BC Beat will feature new work by eight highly anticipated choreographers from genres including musical theatre, contemporary, jazz and tap. Smack in the middle of the club, with the audience surrounding the sunken stage and close enough to touch the dancers, choreographers will present their unique way of storytelling and vision for Broadway's future.

Jennifer Jancuska, producer, comments, "BC Beat provides a platform where creatives can experiment and demonstrate new methods of storytelling for innovative producers, agents, directors, composers, and designers to spark conversation, connection, and support. Setting BC Beat in a club and positioning the incomparable Declan Bennett at the DJ booth who drives beats from the moment the doors open, creates a dance floor that is both a performance and social space. The excitement and energy is contagious and so much fun to experience!"

The event kicks off Monday May 21, 2012, at 7pm at Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street, NYC). Tickets are $12 Brown Paper Tickets and $15 at the door. To purchase, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244584.

BC Beat brings Broadway downtown by taking up residence at Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street, NYC). Doors open at 7pm and the entrance ticket ($12 online, $15 at the door) provides access to the BC Beat showcase, dance party and the opportunity to mingle and connect with BC Beat choreographers and performers in a casual setting. Guests can grab a drink and join the cast and creatives as they dance the night away to beats by Declan Bennett and special guest Darius Anthony Harper.

BC Beat choreographers for May 21st include Camille A Brown, Richard J. Hinds, Marc Kimelman, Christopher Spaulding, Cartier Williams, Michael Kirsch, Roy Lightner and Jennifer Jancuska.

Camille A. Brown is the choreographer for the Tony Nominated Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. She is also the 2012 recipient of The Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award given by Wesleyan University, a Princess Grace Award Winning Choreographer, and the recipient of The Project Next Generation Award. She has choreographed works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco, Ailey II, Hubbard Street II, and Ballet Memphis, among others. She received a 2011 Bessie nomination for 'Outstanding Individual Performance' in her work, The Evolution Of A Secured Feminine, and a Best Choreography nomination from the Black Arts Alliance for her first work on AAADT, The Groove To Nobody's Business. Musical Theatre credits include: Fortress Of Solitude, directed by Daniel Aukin, Pins & Needles, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, and House, directed by Saheem Ali.

Richard J. Hinds is the Associate Director for the Tony Award Nominated production of Newsies (Broadway and Paper Mill Playhouse). Upcoming projects include the National Tour and Broadway bound production of Jekyll & Hyde. Additional credits for direction and choreography include Fame (Macau International Music Festival), Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors (KC Repertory Theatre), The Sound of Music, All Shook Up, Joseph…, Pump Boys and Dinettes (New Theatre), and the Spangles Dance Company. Associate