Remember "All the Right Moves?" And remember during those last few, tension-filled episodes, when Shaping Sound co-founder and resident fedora-wearer Teddy Forance was repeatedly missing in action?
Teddy was busy—and today we finally get to find out exactly what the contemporary choreographer (and awesome freestyler) was up to.
It does not involve kissing Noelle or any of his other friends' girlfriends.
Ohhh, burn! Sorry, Ted. We love you.
And we love your new project!
It was clear during the eight episodes of "ATRM" that Teddy was always wanting to do more. He was committed to Shaping Sound and the company's work, but Teddy seemed to have this constant desire to add more choreography, more classes, more inspiration to his growing plate of extracurriculars.
So Teddy and his friend, producer/composer Jon Arpino, joined forces and created Movement One.
Movement One is a documentary following Teddy and Jon's quest to create a 30-minute performance (set to an original score) using 20 dancers—in just eight days. The task was ambitious and the camera crews were there for every gorgeously-executed step along the way. You get to see every rehearsal, every brainstorming session, interviews with the dancers and, of course, the final show.
But—no surprise here—not everything goes oh-so-smoothly in those eight days. One of the show's stars (spoiler: Teddy) has to bow out of the performance with little time to spare. Can the guys find a replacement? Will Teddy be OK? Does anyone wear a tank top?
Oh, and did we mention the superstar lineup Teddy gathered for Movement One? Name your favorite "So You Think You Can Dance" alums and you'll find them in the cast. tWitch! Allison Holker! Jaimie Goodwin! Kathryn McCormick! (So basically all of Dance Spirit's 2012 cover stars, plus a few other OMG-so-good dancers including Michael Keefe, Jason Parsons and Ben Susak.)
The documentary is an hour long and, lucky you, you can watch it today for free!
Check out the trailer here, and then "Like" Movement One on Facebook, where all the details are being leaked throughout the day. Enjoy!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Imagine attending American Ballet Theatre's prestigious NYC summer intensive, training among classical ballet legends. Imagine taking the stage at New York City Dance Alliance Nationals, competing against some of the country's best contemporary dancers. Now, imagine doing both—at the same time.
Welcome to Madison Brown's world. This summer, she's in her third year as a National Training Scholar with ABT, while also competing for NYCDA's Teen Outstanding Dancer title. (She's already won Outstanding Dancer in the Mini and Junior categories.) The logistics are complicated—ABT's five-week intensive overlaps with the weeklong NYCDA Nationals, which translates to a lot of cabs back and forth across Manhattan—but Maddie is committed to making the most of each opportunity. "I love contemporary and ballet equally," she says. "While I'm able to do both, I want to do as much as I can."
Maddie has an expressive face, endless extensions, and a quiet command of the stage. She dances with remarkable maturity—a trait noted by none other than Jennifer Lopez, one of the judges on NBC's "World of Dance," on which Maddie competed in Season 2. Although Maddie didn't take home the show's top prize, she was proud to be the youngest remaining soloist when she was eliminated, and saw the whole experience as an opportunity to grow. After all, she's just getting started. Oh, that's right—did we mention Maddie's only 14?
Corbin Bleu in rehearsal for "Kiss Me, Kate" (Jenny Anderson, courtesy Roundabout Theatre Company)
If you're a hardcore Broadway baby, today is the worst Sunday of the year. Why, you ask? The Tony Awards were last Sunday, so basically there's nothing to look forward to in life anymore—no James Corden being James Corden, no teary acceptance speeches from newly minted stars, no thrilling excerpts from the hottest new shows. Oh yeah, and there are 50 more Sundays to go before our humdrum lives are once again blessed with the next annual iteration of Broadway's biggest night.