Saturday, August 02, 2008

Bro.to'.gra.phy

For my fellow New Yorkers looking for something to do on Monday evening, please come out to the The Ailey Citigroup Theater for bro.to'.gra.phy, a show featuring the choreography of my dear friend, and dancer and actor Stephen Brotebeck.

The 45-minute performance -- with shows at 7 and 8:30 -- will explore the evolution of musical theater and its future, while also mixing both art and the love of movement.

"Technically 'Brotography' is a play on my last name, Brotebeck, and 'choreography,'" Brotebeck explains. "However, the term has become an expression that my dancers have used to describe the style of my choreography."

Brotebeck, whose credits include stints in 'Pippin,' the european tour of 'West Side Story,' and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as well as shows for Crystal Cruises and the Holland America Line, says the evening will be full of fun and variety. "We are doing everything from "City Lights" from The Act to "Geek in the Pink" by Jason Mraz, and a new composition by my good friend Chris Wade. We just did a run through today and I can't imagine anyone leaving without a smile on their face."

"And while I choreograph mostly for musical theatre, what's most important is that each piece tells a story," Brotebeck adds. "But when it comes to actual steps, I would say my choreography is very rhythmic and in tune with the music that I am working with. I also love to have my dancers traveling all over the stage. I like to really use the space."

bro.to'.gra.phy
(noun) [bro*-TAH'*gruh*-fee]
Directed and Choreographed by Stephen Brotebeck
Original Music and Lyrics by Chris Wade
Music Direction by Joe Kinosian
with...
Sara Antkowiak-Maier, Ashley Arcement, Al Blackstone, Allison Duke, Nathan Garland, Chris Gleim, Joe Komara, Christine LaDuca, Emily Loftiss, Karl Maier, Lauren Marshall, Sarah Kay Marchetti, Rommel Ochoa, Adam Pellegrine

...and featuring
Shannon Lewis

Monday, August 4, 2008
7pm and 8:30pm
The Ailey Citigroup Theater at the Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 W. 55th St. @ 9th Ave.

Seating is limited
For reservations call 212.252.3659 or email brotography@gmail.com

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