92Y to Feature Some of Broadway's Best New Choreographers This April
92Y shines the spotlight on the world of musical theater dance in Broadway Takes Two, featuring some of the best of a new generation of theater choreographers. Broadway Takes Two includes the work of Justin Boccitto (curator and director), Megan Doyle, Ryan Kasprzak, Jeff Shade and Richard J. Hinds, with performances on April 8, 9 and 10. Each choreographer presents numbers featuring their original choreography - paying homage to such legends as Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Michael Bennett - performed by some of the finest dancers working in New York.
"When 92Y approached me about this project, the initial idea was for each choreographer to take two numbers - one classic and one contemporary - and that's where the program got its name," explains Justin Boccitto. "Their creativity ended up taking them beyond Broadway, to include dances inspired by contemporary singer-songwriters, classic rock bands and more. The ideas that we bring to this show made me realize that we have to be thinking towards where Broadway might be in five years, especially since musicals like Hamiltonand Once have broken the mold of what audiences expect. Broadway Takes Two represents the future while paying homage to the classics and I look forward to it becoming a springboard for artists in our community."
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
"Rich Kids Rag & Deep Down" (Little Me)
"Holiday" (American Idiot)
"Clearwater Prison Blues"
Paying homage to the days of "Jailhouse Rock" and "Folsom Prison Blues", this number blends live blues music with tap dancing using the songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
This variation of "Steam Heat" is a tap dancing tribute to Bob Fosse's "Steam Heat," made famous in the musical The Pajama Game. It's a contemporary version of this classic performed to Post Modern Jukebox's rendition of the popular Imagine Dragons tune.
"The Trolley Song" (Meet Me In St. Louis)
"Wendy" (Peter Pan)
"Bugle Call Rag" (Stage Door Canteen - 1943 film)
"Built for This" (composer - Ben Sollee)
"Cross the Line" (Bring it On: The Musical)
"Jingle Bells" (Barbara Streisand's A Christmas Album)
RICHARD J. HINDS
"A Song for Dancing" (Ballroom)
"You Could Drive a Person Crazy" (Company)
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