6th Season Of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab Launches April 22nd

6th Season Of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab Launches April 22nd

The 6th season of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab launches on Monday, April 22nd, 2019. The lab is currently seeking submissions for choreographers through February 18th. Funded in part by a generous gift from the Amber Foundation, the Choreography Lab was created to elevate and expand the use of dance in musical theatre. It is also the only curated choreography platform where choreographers and writers collaborate to develop movement for new musicals during incubation.

On April 22nd, New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab will present its Open Lab, where 4 choreographers will show their own narrative based dance pieces, each with a specific personal choreographic development goal. There will be a guest moderator for this lab who, along with an in house lab moderator, will critique the pieces based on the specific objectives the choreographers develop for themselves.

The lab is currently looking for 4 choreographers for the April 22nd lab. The lab is also looking to present excerpts from 4 new musicals for its fall 2019 New Works lab, and writers and choreographers can apply now for that opportunity as well. Choreographers and writers can apply on New York Theatre Barn's website: www.nytheatrebarn.org/choreography-lab.

The Choreography Lab's programming supports choreographer development, fosters collaboration between writers and choreographers early in the creative process, and serves as an educational forum where all parties can strengthen and specify how dance can be used to convey story and character. The Choreography Lab is curated and produced by Avital Asuleen, with Victoria Crowser serving as associate producer. Lab consultants are Adolpho Blaire and Christopher Noffke. Past moderators have included choreographer Edie Cowan, director/choreographer Gerry McIntrye, DanceBreak creator Melinda Atwood, choreographers Wendy Seyb and Shea Sullivan, writer/director Marc Acito, and director Richard Sabellico.

The April 22nd lab will begin at 7PM at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave, NYC). To purchase tickets and for more details, visit New York Theatre Barn's website: www.nytheatrebarn.org. Seating is limited.


Now in its 12th season, New York Theatre Barn is a Manhattan-based non-profit theatre company dedicated to incubating, investigating, and producing new musicals that tell untold stories. Theatre Barn's core programs include the New Works Series - exclusive pre-premieres incubating new musicals, the Choreography Lab - the only platform where choreographers and writers collaborate on movement for new musicals during incubation, and unique residency opportunities which recently resulted in a developmental production of the musical Sam's Room, and a reading of the musical Eastbound which is performed in English and Mandarin. For more information: www.nytheatrebarn.org.

Photo Credit: Michael Bonasio

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