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10 Reasons to Have Attended Shaping Sound's NYC Show

Shaping Sound—the company created by Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson (see “Who Needs the Drama” in your July issue)—brought its loud and darkly-lit That’s Where I’ll Be Waiting production to the Beacon Theater in Manhattan last night. (One reviewer’s opinion, here.) In a house full of screaming teens and their moms, […]

Shaping Sound Dance Company

El Portal Theater North Hollywood, CA May 19, 2013   Never has the ‘C’ word—commercial—looked so great on the concert stage. That was the case when the 14 dancers of Shaping Sound, a new troupe founded and choreographed by Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, kicked off its 13-city, 14-dancer tour (landing […]

More Precious than the Gold — A Contract

Even if you don’t take home a medal, you might take home a job offer.   Teddy Forance working with Travis Wall (kneeling) of Shaping Sound for the reality show All the Right Moves. Oxygen Media/Trae Patton. Contemporary dancer Teddy Forance is a fixture in the L.A. dance scene. Among other gigs, he’s a co-director […]

Plugged In

DVDs   Place: Mikhail Baryshnikov Kultur. $19.99. 30 minutes. In Place, a duet created by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek for his wife and muse Ana Laguna and Mikhail Baryshnikov, the legendary dancers give a master class in graceful aging. He retains a boyish charm; she, her radiance. A new DVD of the piece, directed by […]

Vital Signs

A Homecoming (of Sorts) for Vilaro Ballet Hispanico sets out on a nine-city tour, with an ambitious rep of old and new. After performances in Reading, PA; St. Louis, MO; Boston, MA; Harrisburg, PA; and Augusta, GA, the company touches down at Columbia College in Chicago. BH director Eduardo Vilaro definitely knows his way around […]

California Dreamin'

They’ve got ballet in their blood. Colleen Neary has been dancing since she was 8; her husband, Thordal Christensen, since he was 6. Today, the couple is on a mission: to bring ballet to the cultural masses of Los Angeles, a town not known to be pointe-shoe–friendly. Having founded Los Angeles Ballet in 2006, the […]

So You Think You Can Dance

“So You Think You Can Dance,” the reality TV show from Fox this summer, has brought dance into America’s living rooms as never before. Young people from all over the country compete in jazz, modern, hip hop, ballroom, Broadway, salsa, and more. Borrowing from the American Idol format, the early auditions include dewy-eyed amateurs who […]

Jeanette Delgado smiles as she lunges to the side and tips forward, looking over her right shoulder. Dancers on either side of her counterbalance her by holding her outstretched arms, while another supports her at the waist from behind.

7 Shows You’ll Want to Catch This June

The summer performance season is already kicking into high gear with works that take a look back, a pop musical’s long-awaited Broadway opening, an intriguing collision of big-name collaborators, and more.