Take a Dance Break with IN YOUR ARMS' Karine Plantadit
The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season tomorrow with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). IN YOUR ARMS features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry.
The focus of IN YOUR ARMS in on telling a story through dance, and the show features an incredible line-up of performers who do just that. BroadwayWorld is celebrating the amazing work of these dancers by bringing you a countdown of our favorite dance performances of some of the stars. Today, we're featuring Karine Plantadit?.
Plantadit has danced on Broadway in Warren Carlyle's After Midnight, Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away (Tony, Astaire, and Drama Desk Award nominations) and Movin' Out, Arlene Phillips's Saturday Night Fever, and Julie Taymor's The Lion King. Her other New York theatre credits include Bloomer Girl and Golden Boy (City Center Encores!) and the Disney project Dream Giver. Her films include Taymor's Frida and Across the Universe, Ted 2,and Chicago. Her television credits include "Sex and the City," "Starved," and Hymn: Remembering Alvin Ailey. Plantadit studied acting with Brad Calcaterra, Seth Barrige, and Michael Howard, voice with Rob La Rocco, and dance at The Ailey School in New York and Rosella Hightower School in France.
Come Fly Away
IN YOUR ARMS is a sweeping and romantic evening of theatre created by an unprecedented constellation of America's preeminent writers for the stage. Ten dance vignettes tell wordless stories of love, yearning, and romance, and constitute a magical evening of movement and music performed by a cast of 22 talented dancers. Each vignette takes place in a different place and time, and the 10 dances range from duets to large ensemble numbers. Thrilling styles of dance from classical ballet to swing, tap to tango, rock 'n' roll to Charleston, modern to jazz are celebrated with verve and nuance. The emotional canvas of the stories is vast: some are funny, some are sad, and some are enchanting, but all delve deep into that most essential of human emotions: love.