Broadway Teachers Workshop CHOREOGRAPHY DAY
SUNday, July 21, 2019
Open Jar Studios; 1601 Broadway, 11th floor (enter on 48th Street)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Studio 11B: Registration/Meet and Greet Your Peers
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Studio 11B: BUILDING A NUMBER ORGANICALLY with Connor Gallagher (Beetlejuice, The Robber Bridegroom)
Work with Connor Gallagher, choreographer of Broadway's Beetlejuice on building a number from scratch. What are the first steps? Where can you find inspiration that will help support character, plot and the score for the show? This class will be equal parts discussion, Q&A and “on your feet” work that will put you in the middle of the creative process and give you a framework for creating choreography for your students and productions.
12:00 p.m. – 1:15p.m.
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This workshop will give participants concrete tools to inspire and engage students in a joyful, rigorous dance experience. A few key strategies include creating the “performance” context from day one, the dynamic use of voice when teaching, and rhythmically interesting movement. Another component of the workshop will include creative movement activities as a tool to engage and give voice to unique student generated composition. The workshop will culminate in a collaborative piece created by both the participants and facilitator.
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Studio 11B: FOSSE WORKSHOP with Shannon Lewis (Sweet Charity, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Curtains)
The Verdon Fosse Legacy LLC strives to promote, protect, and preserve the intellectual and artistic property of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. In this master class, a Legacy-sanctioned reconstructeur will break down the foundational style and vocabulary of Bob Fosse's iconic choreography.