Sam Pinkleton To Mentor BDL Connect

Sam Pinkleton To Mentor BDL Connect

Broadway Dance Lab announced today that it has awarded creation grants to choreographers Hope Boykin, Jessica Hendricks, and Nicholas Ranauro, as part of the company's Fall 2018 Cycle. The grantees will each be gifted 20 hours of rehearsal time and a company of 12 professional dancers, to be used in the development of new work. The Cycle will run Oct. 15 - Nov. 17, and will culminate with an informal showing of the new works-in-progress.

Dancers for the Fall 2018 Lab Cycle are Daniel Baker, Connor Bermingham, Aubree Brown, Markelle Grutsch, Justin Keats, Christina Kotsopoulos, Melissa LeGaspi, Tomas Joaquin Matos, Amanda Mitchell, Brian Poniatowski, Hannah Seiden, and Jonathan Wade.

Additionally, through the BDL Connect Mentorship Intiative, choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan will create a new work on the students of The Institute of American Musical Theatre, while receiving guidance from Tony-nominated choreographer Sam Pinkleton.

Founded in 2012 by choreographer Josh Prince (Beautiful, Shrek), BDL is a choreographic incubator that nurtures and supports new dance by providing choreographers with the tools they need to practice their craft and test their ideas in an atmosphere of artistic privacy. The BDL Connect Mentorship Initiative helps rising choreographers reach their full potential by matching them with master Broadway professionals. Over the course of one week, mentors observe participating choreographers at work and meet privately with them to offer feedback.

The BDL Connect Mentorship Initiative helps rising choreographers reach their full potential by matching them with master Broadway professionals. Over the course of one week, mentors observe participating choreographers at work and meet privately with them to offer feedback.

"Broadway Dance Lab is a celebration of process," Fall 2015 Lab Cycle choreographer Camille A. Brown said. "Josh Prince has created a critical platform for choreographers to have a creative playground - a safe space to rise and fall without the pressure of producing a competitive product."

To learn more about Broadway Dance Lab, visit www.broadwaydancelab.org.

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