Choreographers from KINKY BOOTS & More Present New Work at 6th Bi-Annual BC Beat Showcase, 11/11
Broadway's most daring, curious, and talented artists are preparing to gather at Cielo for the Fall 2013 BC Beat on Monday November 11th, the showcase and dance party with it's own rules for sharing work and connecting artists. Doors open at 7pm and guests are welcomed by the evening's choreographers, Charlie Sutton, Cindy Salgado, Caleb Teicher, Kyle Mullins, Tricia Brouk, Josh Assor, Rickey Tripp, Jennifer Jancuska, and performers including Daniel Watts, Jennifer Locke, Ephraim Sykes, Aurelia Michael, Voltaire Wade-Greene, Masi Yahya James, Amber Jackson, Elizabeth Burke, Macy Sullivan, Ryan VanDenBoom, Matthew Steffens, Heather Hamilton, Shiloh Goodin, Liz Piccoli, Paul Romero, Borris York, Rachel Guest, Matthew Oaks and Michael Williams as Broadway veteran Justin Johnson curates music.
As a catalyst for professional development between choreographers, directors, performers and creative team members, BC Beat provides a platform for curious and innovative theatrical choreographers to share story driven work in an inspired environment of heightened energy and intimate support. The evening is an exciting mix of choreographed work and dance party fun where the dance floor is uniquely shared with all in attendance. Considered by participants as a true gift to the Broadway community, members of the BC Beat family describe the experience in three words.
"Rad. Ace. Now." - Declan Bennett
Declan Bennett took up residence as the original BC Beat DJ for two years while writing, composing and performing on Broadway in several shows, including AMERICAN IDIOT and RENT before landing the lead role in the West End production of ONCE. During his BC Beat residency, Declan presented a piece in collaboration with director/choreographer Steven Hoggett, which was then developed into a full production for Ars Nova.
"Exhilarating. Inspirational. Rewarding" - Marcos Santana
Marcos Santana was the very first choreographer to say yes to BC Beat. His presence and support for BC Beat amid working and traveling non-stop on projects including the upcoming Broadway production of ROCKY has been pivotal in BC Beat's connection with Broadway's newest generation of creators.
"Community. Creativity. Party." - Richard J. Hinds
Ricky's piece for BC Beat was the finale performance and led everyone, including choreographers, performers and guests, onto the dance floor as Declan began his set and the dance party portion of the night continued. With a smile and drink in hand he explained how BC Beat pushed him beyond his comfort zone which he loved and left him wanting more. As an Associate Director for numerous Broadway productions including NEWSIES and the upcoming THE LAST GOODBYE, the opportunity to harness the spirit and instinct of BC Beat to create and explore with freedom was recognized as essential.
In just two years, since its premiere in the spring of 2011, BC Beat has created a family of 40 choreographers, each with a unique tie to Broadway and a dedication to developing theatrical work including Stephen Hoggett, Richard Hinds, Patrick McCollum, John Carraffa, Brooke Wendle, Ron Todorowski, Daniel Watts, Marcos Santana, Camille A. Brown, Al Blackstone, Jennifer Jancuska, Jon Rua, and Cherice Barton.
BC Beat returns to Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street) on Monday November 11, 2013. Doors open at 7pm. Online tickets ($8) are now available through Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the door ($12 cash only).
BC Beat has been conceived and created by Jennifer Jancuska and is sponsored by LaDuca Shoes, Broadway Connection, Dirty Sugar, Michael Cummo Photography, and Suz Roach Design. Emily Hayes is the BC Beat stage manager alongside lighting designer, Steve Gonzalez, sound designer Justin Johnson and assistant Lili Froehlich.
The program for Monday November 11th stays true to the BC Beat mission by introducing new work by theatrical choreographers Charlie Sutton, Tricia Brouk, Caleb Teicher, Josh Assor, Kyle Mullins, Cindy Salgado, Rickey Tripp and Jennifer Jancuska.
Charlie Sutton is currently performing in the Broadway hit Kinky Boots. For the past 10 years, Charlie has worked with Tony Award winning directors and choreographers in nine Broadway shows, including How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Mr. Jenkins), Lysistrata Jones (u/s Xander, Cinesias, Uardo, Harold), Catch Me If You Can, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (Telephone Repairman, u/s Carlos), The Addams Family, Crybaby (Male Trio), La Cage Aux Folles, and Wicked, whose creativity has influenced his use of story telling though movement. Choreography credits include the New York premier of The Big Show (WAT), 35 MM (54 Below), Flesh and Spirit (MMAC Theater), Rocketman (Unexpected Boy), the opening credits for the Pilot "DINE," Broadway Bares- Spring Fever! and Broadway in Hoboken.
Tricia recently wrote, directed and choreographed 50 Shades of F****D Up, A Musical Parody, for the stage and has now adapted it for the screen. The feature film is being produced by Muchmore Productions and stars Andrew Keegan. Her work has been recently seen at Joe's Pub, Atlantic Stage 2, and in the ongoing New York production of Broadway Varietease, which she directs and choreographs. Director/Choreographer credits also include I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change, Bingo, The Winning Musical, Erotic Broadway;Vintage Variety, Frankie and Debbie Live at the Martini Lounge and Popesical, which played the Lyric Theater in LA.
Tricia's choreography in John Turturro's feature film Romance and Cigarettes, which provided the opportunity to create dances for James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Bobbie Canavale, and Eddie Izzard, won the Golden Thumb award from Roger Ebert. Her choreography can also be seen in Dennis Leary's Rescue Me, The Hoax, starring Richard Gere, in the short film Rolling in The Ring of Fire, which she wrote, directed, and choreographed. Her choreography is also featured in Capitol One Commercials and on the Travel Channel.
Tricia also choreographed and produced her one woman show called Dining Alone at Dance Theater Workshop and created work for The A Train Musicals, The Fred Astaire Awards and the New York Musical Theater Festival . Committed, a new musical written by Tricia, will premiere at The West End Theater in New York City.