#BTS of Keone and Mari Madrid's New Horror Production, Slumber

We've swooned over all of their incredibly inventive videos (Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C.)and now husband-and-wife choreography duo (and former DS cover stars) Keone and Mari Madrid are working on a new project: a live, interactive horror story. Um, what?

Produced by HIDEAWAY, a Brooklyn-based production and circus company, the showtitled Slumber—will combine elements of dance, burlesque, circus and theater as it follows "a girl squad of circus performers and dancers on the last night of their lives." ?

It sounds like a terrifying, dance-y Haunted House-type thing, and tbh we're all for it. 'Tis the spooky season, am I right? Plus, with Keone and Mari on board, it's guaranteed to be #fierce.

In an interview with BroadwayWorld.com, Keone said the goal of the show is to make "audiences feel a little bit of an uneasy suspense, but very excited about what's going on." He added, "there's also a sense of survival within the show." YIKES.

In terms of movement, the coupleknown for fusing hip hop with genres like contemporary and lyricalis trying something a little different. "You won't see this style of dance anywhere else," says Keone. "What we really like to do is work with different kinds of moverslike a circus performer for instance. We don't want to force our movement on them; we're trying to utilize their movement in a more musically rhythmic way."

Bonus: The cast includes another DS fave, commercial dancer Bokyoung Park, who modeled in our "Dancers of New York" fashion story earlier this year!

The show officially opened this past weekend and runs through Nov. 6. If you're brave enough to attend (and over 21), get tickets here. And if you're too young (or too chicken) to see Slumber live, check out the rehearsal video below to get your thrill on:

Want more Dance Spirit?

 

Latest Posts


Martha Graham Dance Company's Xin Ying (James Jin, courtesy Ying)

How to Dance Outside

We've all been stubbing our toes and whacking our elbows dancing in less-than-roomy indoor spots lately (hello, 5' x 8' patch of bathroom tile). If you're lucky enough to have access to a backyard or other big green space right now, you're probably itching to take your grand allegro outside, especially as the weather gets warmer. But how can you dance safely and productively in the great outdoors? We got pro tips from Mike Tyus of Jacob Jonas The Company and Xin Ying of Martha Graham Dance Company, both of whom were dancing outside long before COVID-19 hit.

Keep Reading SHOW LESS
Kendall Moshay competing at Youth America Grand Prix (VAM Photo, courtesy Kendall)

Here's How to Keep Your Competition Solo Performance-Ready While Quarantining

When you're bored in the house (and you're in the house bored), Nationals can feel like a dream that might never come true. But Kendall Moshay, Hollywood Vibe's Intermediate Dancer of the Year 2019, knows that now is the time to make like a Girl Scout and be prepared: "Sooner or later, everything will go back to normal—and you don't want to be left behind." Here are some top tips to keep your competition solo totally stage-ready, even when you couldn't be farther from a stage.

Keep Reading SHOW LESS

Congrats to Our 2020 Dance Grad Cover Stars!

We're thrilled to be honoring members of the great Dance Class of 2020 on special digital covers. One new cover star will be revealed every day during the month of May. Take a look at our winners so far below—we'll be updating the list daily. And if you're a 2020 high school or college dance senior, enter here from now through May 31st for your chance to be on the cover!

Keep Reading SHOW LESS

Editors' Picks

contest
Enter the Cover Model Search