Choreographers Revealed for Spring 2015 BC Beat
BC Beat, the bi-annual choreography showcase established to support, explore and experience innovative theatrical dance, announces a line up for Monday May 18th featuring nine choreographers with work performed by a company of 40 artists from Broadway's biggest hits. The evening kicks off at 7pm with music by DJ Justin Johnston (RENT) at Cielo (18 Little W. 12th Street).
Presenting choreographers include: Nathan Madden (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CHICAGO), Kristine Bendul (CINDERELLA), Donald Jones Jr. (ALADDIN), Stephen Brotebeck (PETER AND THE STARCATCHER), Jeff and Rick Kuperman (A.R.T.), Cassie Nordgren, JT Horenstein (Old Globe), Cindy Salgado (Kidd Pivot) and BC Beat creative director, Jennifer Jancuska, performed by Candace Olsen (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS), Brandon Leffler (ON THE TOWN), Lamar Baylor (THE LION KING), Ariel Reid (ALADDIN), Yurel Echezarreta (MATILDA), Brandt Martinez (ALADDIN), Kelly Sheehan (WHITE CHRISTMAS), Luke Wygodny (AMERICAN IDIOT), Shawn Fisher (FELA!), Danielle Burdick (MAMMA MIA), Eddy Lee (THE BAD YEARS), Avery Sobczak (COUNT ME IN), Stephanie Lo (RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR), Jacob Guzman (NEWSIES), David Guzman (NEWSIES), Billy Griffin, Antuan Raimone, Justin Keats and many more.
"With diverse experience as choreographers and performers, the artists coming together for BC Beat are focused on the narrative. They've been trained and challenged by historic and contemporary musical theatre and dance creators including Casey Nicholaw, Twyla Tharp, Christopher Wheeldon and Crystal Pite. They've studied at Julliard, Princeton and Harvard. And on Monday May 18th, everyone has the opportunity to witness a lot of innovation" said creative director of BC Beat, Jennifer Jancuska. "We're pumped for another exciting BC Beat night!"
BC Beat returns to Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street) on Monday May 18, 2014. Doors open at 7pm. Online tickets ($10) are now available through Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the door ($15 cash only).
BC Beat has been conceived and created by Jennifer Jancuaka and is sponsored by Broadway Connection and Don Matteson of At Home in Brooklyn. The BC Beat Team includes Ariel C. Osborne as stage manager, Travis Magee as photographer, Whitney Adams as stylist and Jordan Janota (scenic design), Steve Gonzalez (lighting), and Justin Johnson (sound).