Blaire, Fleming, Powers And Self Will Present Dance Pieces For New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab May 21
The fifth season of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab continues on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 2pm at The Cell. Funded in part by a generous gift from the Amber Foundation, The Choreography Lab was created to elevate and expand the use of dance in musical theatre. It is also the only curated choreography platform where choreographers and writers collaborate to develop movement for new musicals during incubation.
The May 21 installment will will be an Open Lab. Four choreographers will present their own narrative dance pieces, each with a specific personal choreographic development goal. The featured choreographers are Adolpho Blaire (a consultant to the lab), Adam Fleming (Wicked), Brandon Powers (The Goree All-Girl String Band, Papermill's Bandstand), and Courtney Laine Self (SDCF Observership, pre-Broadway workshop of Big Fish). Lab moderators and dancers will be announced at a later date.
Curated by Avital Asuleen, The Choreography Lab's programming supports choreographer development, fosters collaboration between writers and choreographers earlier in the creative process, and serves as an educational forum where all parties can strengthen and specify how dance can be used to convey story and character. The Choreography Lab is the only curated choreography platform where choreographers and writers collaborate to develop movement for new musicals during incubation. Lab consultants are Adolpho Blaire and Christopher Noffke.
The Cell is located at 338 West 23rd Street in New York City. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and can be purchased on New York Theatre Barn's website: www.nytheatrebarn.org. Seating is limited.
Under the artistic direction of Joe Barros, New York Theatre Barn is a Manhattan-based non-profit theatre company, founded in 2007, dedicated to incubating and producing new musicals that tell untold stories. Our stories are inspired by the lives of real people and actual events that challenge our preconceived ideas, and promote inclusion and positive social change. In today's divisive political and social climate, we believe that now more than ever, these types of stories need to be seen and heard by more people. For more information: www.nytheatrebarn.org.