One Day Choreography Workshop
July 16, 2017
2017 One Day Choreography Workshop
July 16, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
HOW TO BUILD A NUMBER ORGANICALLY - with JOSH RHODES (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bright Star, First Date, It Should Been You)
Work with Broadway choreographer Josh Rhodes to choreograph a number from the ground up! The best choreography doesn’t just string together steps randomly. Discover tips and techniques to unleash your creative ideas while maintaining the truth of character, and plot.
Josh Rhodes is a choreographer whose Broadway credits include Bright Star, It Should Have Been You, First Date and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Other choreography credits include the Drama Desk Award winning revival of Working (also at the Old Globe, Broadway In Chicago and Asolo), Company for Lincoln Center and PBS, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Broadway:Three Generations for The Kennedy Center, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert for PBS, On The Town for the L.A. Philharmonic, Annie Get Your Gun starring Patti LuPone for Ravinia, Yentl (Asolo Rep.), 1776 (Paper Mill Playhouse), Stars of David (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Dreamgirls (North Carolina Theatre) and The Full McNally (Westport Playhouse). He was Associate Choreographer for the Broadway, National Tour and West End companies of The Drowsy Chaperone.
IT'S ALL ABOUT STYLE - with PATRICK O’NEILL (School of Rock)
This class will focus on different choreographic styles present in the American Musical Theatre. It will explore the work of artists such as Bob Fosse, Agnes DeMille, Jack Cole, Jerome Robbins and others, and will discuss ways for you to bring authenticity to your productions by honoring some of the original intent from these seminal choreographers. Led by Broadway dancer and choreographer Patrick O’Neill (Associate Choreographer for School of Rock), this workshop will help you look to the past for inspiration for your future productions!
Patrick O'Neill is currently the associate choreographer for Broadway's School of Rock. As a chreographer, he has staged concerts for Tony Award winner Kelly O'Hara at the Boston Pops and Mario Cantone on "The View," celebrating Barbara Walters and opening the show's 14th season. Other associate choreography includes Barry Manilow's Broadway bound musical, Harmony, Jerry Lewis and Marvin Hamlisch's The Nutty Professor, and the revival of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever with Harry Connick, Jr. As a teacher, he has served on staff for both Britney Spears and Usher's performing arts intensives.
CAPTURING CREATIVITY: DANCE NOTATION - with JEFF WHITING (Scottsboro Boys, The Producers, Hair)
Discussion and demonstration of current methods for documenting staging and choreography for the stage. Explore both digital methods (Stage Write) and other methods utilized on Broadway musicals to capture creative work for the stage.
Jeff Whiting's Broadway credits include assistant director for the national tours of Hairspray and The Producers, assistant choreographer on the Broadway production of Young Frankenstein, Happiness at Lincoln Center, associate director/choreographer on The Scottsboro Boys, Hair, Big Fish, and Bullets Over Broadway. In addition to his work on Broadway, Whiting has directed numerous concerts including James Taylor at Carnegie Hall (with Bette Midler, Sting, Steve Martin and Tony Bennett) and "A Tribute to Susan Stroman" (co-hosted by Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane ). Opera credits include We Open In Paris at Glimmerglass Opera.
$230 if taken in conjunction with the Broadway Teachers Workshop
$250 if taken independently.