Four Choreographers Set New Song by Joel B. New at The Choreography Lab, 7/22

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab will take place on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6pm at ART/NY's Spaces @ 520.

In this month's lab, four choreographers will be setting four separate versions of the production number "Let's Take a Wrong Turn" from Joel B. New's musical To Hell and Back. Attendees will witness how each choreographer conceptualizes the piece, and will be able to compare and discuss similarities and differences in movement vocabularies, storytelling devices, and tone. Composer Joel B. New will be present for this exciting and innovative event. This month's installment is not to be missed. Participating choreographers are Avital Asuleen, Nicole Davey, Lisa Kuhnen, and Katharine Pettit.

In a salon atmosphere, The Choreography Lab creates a bi-monthly arena for theatrical choreographers to develop their storytelling abilities. The lab also aims to build working relationships between choreographers and musical theatre composers, lyricists, librettists, directors, and designers. Ultimately, these relationships will enable choreographers to collaborate with other artists at early stages of the creative process while collectively investigating new work development. The Choreography Lab was conceived and is curated by Avital Asuleen.

ART/NY's Spaces @ 520 are located are located at 520 8th Ave., 3rd Floor, Studio B. Doors will open at 6pm and the event will begin at 6:15pm. This event is free, but kindly RSVP to Avital Asuleen at: For more information, visit


Under the direction of Joe Barros (Artistic Director), Ben Prayz (Managing Director), and Jason Najjoum (Producing Director), New York Theatre Barn is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company founded in 2007 and dedicated to developing and producing new musicals that tell untold stories while innovating and practicing artistic process. Past Projects include: Michele Brourman/Sheilah Rae/Thomas Edward West's all-female musical I Married Wyatt Earp co-produced Off-Broadway @ 59E59 Theaters with Prospect Theater Company, the multi-composer musical Hot Mess in Manhattan, the award-winning solo play Child of Hungry Times, Marisa Michelson & Joshua H. Cohen's Tamar of the River Oratorio with Choral Chameleon, Supersoldier by HAIR co-creator Jim Rado and in collaboration with Fundamental Theater Project, and numerous readings and workshops including Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days and Brian Feinstein/Robin Moyer Chung's Big Fat Cat starring Bruce Vilanch. Additional programming includes The Choreography Lab, and the annual Master Class Series, headlined in past years by living legends Barry Manilow and Rupert Holmes and hosted by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. In Development: NYTB's first original commission Small Town Story (by Sammy Buck and Brandon James Gwinn), and The Boy Who Danced On Air (by Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne). Both shows are the recipient of a NAMT Writers Residency Grant.

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