SHAPING SOUND to Play Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 10/25
Break The Floor Productions is pleased to announce that North America's hottest new dance show -- SHAPING SOUND -- will perform one afternoon only at The Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, CA, Sunday, October 25 at 3pm. Under the Artistic Direction of TRAVIS WALL (Mentor for Stage Dancers and Resident Choreographer, "So You Think You Can Dance"), and co-created with NICK LAZZARINI (Winner season one: "So You Think You Can Dance") TEDDY FORANCE (Seasons two and three: "So You Think You Can Dance"), and KYLE ROBINSON (Glee), the company is an evocative collaboration by diverse artists who describe themselves as 'visual musicians,' i.e. their dance gives shape and form to sound. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at Ticketmaster.com, on Ticketmaster charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Flint Center Box Office, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. Experience the exhilarating collaboration of North America's newest dance visionaries as they mash-up music genres and dance styles in an explosive dance theater experience perfect for all ages.
The dance company SHAPING SOUND was established in Los Angeles in 2012 with a focus on contemporary dance and choreographic artistry. Co-creators Wall, Lazzarini, Forance and Robinson broke into public awareness in a big way with the debut of the reality television series "All The Right Moves" on the Oxygen channel. The popular series followed these lifelong friends and roommates in their quest to launch their own dance company - the company that is now the enormously successful SHAPING SOUND.
SHAPING SOUND's movement style provides its audience access to, and a greater understanding of contemporary dance through a unique fusion of jazz, modern and hip-hop choreography. With a dynamic mix of energy, emotion and athleticism, the ensemble brings tremendous musicality of movement to each performance. Lauded by the commercial dance world and immensely popular with audiences of all ages, the company members have been showcased on all of America's popular primetime dance, awards, entertainment and music shows including: "So You Think You Can Dance," "Dancing With The Stars," "Glee," "American Idol," "The Voice" and "The 2013 Prime Time Emmy Awards" to name a few. They have toured internationally with an impressive array of the world's top recording artists, and with award-winning dance companies.
Respected by both critics of dance and by the entertainment industry in general, SHAPING SOUND has quickly built an important critical resume and an impressively large fan base. BroadwayWorld.com described the show as: "Electrifying and stunning ... Aficionados of contemporary dance should do everything in their power to attend SHAPING SOUND." And The Advocate said: "Once in a generation there is a group of artists who changes the trajectory of a genre." After a Dallas-area performance, Theatre Jones stated: "The choreography creates a visual effect that is mesmerizing."
The combined resumes of the founding members show an impressive foray into the top echelon of the American entertainment industry:
TRAVIS WALL was the runner-up for the Fox reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" and is currently a Mentor for Stage Dancers and Resident Choreographer for this highly-rated national dance competition show. He just received his fifth consecutive Emmy© nomination for Outstanding Choreography, for his breakout work on Fox-TV's "So You Think You Can Dance." He has also been nominated for his work on past seasons of "So You Think You Can Dance" and on "Dancing with the Stars," along with fellow cast mates, Teddy Forance and Nick Lazzarini. He assisted with the choreography of the "The 82nd Academy Awards," and with Drake for "The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards" and has worked with Florence and the Machine, Chelsea Handler, Eminem, and Rihanna. Travis also choreographed the contemporary numbers for the feature film, Step Up Revolution. Currently, he teaches on tour with NUVO Dance Convention.
NICK LAZZARINI is the season one winner of the Fox reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" and he has been featured in countless publications, including twice as the cover story of Dance Sprit Magazine. He recently performed on "The 2013 Emmy Awards" and has danced with music sensations such as Adele, on "Dancing With the Stars," Kelly Clarkson at this year's "American Music Awards" and with Florence and the Machine at "The MTV Video Music Awards". Currently he teaches on tour for JUMP Dance Convention.
TEDDY FORANCE is a fourth generation dancer with his family's dance studio, the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Massachusetts. He turned professional by the age of 17 travelling throughout Greece as a dancer for the international pop star Anna Vissi. He has partnered with many esteemed choreographers including Mia Michaels - where he assisted the "Celine Dion Taking Chances" tour and performed as a lead dancer in Cirque du Soleil's Delirium. He is well-known for his work in seasons two and three of the Fox television reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" for which he received an honorary Emmy© Award nomination. He is a featured performer on "Dancing with the Stars" and works as a choreographer for Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald. He has performed with an array of award-winning artists including Lady Gaga performing on "American Idol," Usher at "The American Music Awards," Florence and the Machine at "The MTV Video Music Awards" and choreographed for Kelly Clarkson on "The American Music Awards". He recently performed on "The 2013 Emmy Awards". Currently, he teaches internationally for JUMP Dance Convention.
KYLE ROBINSON began dancing when he was eleven years old and quickly mastered all movements and forms of the art. By the age of eighteen, he was awarded the 'Gold Award in Modern Dance' from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). It was during this time that he met legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov who has served as Kyle's mentor since. He trained at the Julliard School, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Throughout college he worked as a freelance dancer with Aszure & Artists and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. He played 'Diesel' in the recent, highly reviewed first national tour of West Side Story. Kyle recently performed on "The 2013 Emmy Awards," "X Factor" and this past season in "Glee".
SHAPING SOUND is produced by BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS, LLC, Executive Producer Gil Stroming and Producer Nikole Vallins, and is considered one of the world's preeminent dance entertainment companies today. In addition to touring theatrical productions, they produce dance conventions in 75 cities throughout the year which encompass dance workshops, dance competitions, photo and video production, corporate events and apparel. With a broad range of business prospects and a reach of over 250,000 dancers annually, BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS is largely responsible for the transformation of dance entertainment.
Break The Floor Productions is pleased to bring SHAPING SOUND to Cupertino for one show only at Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, October 25 at 3pm. Tickets are on sale now and will be available online at Ticketmaster.com, on Ticketmaster charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Flint Center Box Office, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino.