By Michael Gioia
12 Jan 2014
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Shaping Sound, seen last summer in a 13-city tour, offers shows at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue) at noon, 4 PM and 8:30 PM.
The creation of Shaping Sound was chronicled on the television show "All the Right Moves" on Oxygen, which brought viewers inside the lives of four of the most sought-after dancers in the industry. Shaping Sound is a collaboration of these artists and visual musicians who dreamed about creating opportunities for contemporary performers.
Dancers Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson lead the company again as choreographers. They are joined by returning members Joey Arrigo, Chantel Aguirre, Channing Cooke, Jaimie Goodwin, Kayla Kalbfleisch and Chelsea Thedinga as well as new company members Allison Holker, Melanie Moore, Ben Susak and Lee Gumbs.
"[My] biggest attribute to the company — and especially my choreography — is my musicality," Wall told Playbill.com "I'm not just storytelling, but it's the way I portray music. I am a musician, and I can take music and show you exactly how it sounds — either with a group of bodies or just one body. I feel like I do create music with my body and therefore, being a 'visual musician,' I make the music come to life. That's how we got the company name Shaping Sound — we're a very music-driven company. Our musicality is a focal point."
Shaping Sound is presented by Break The Floor Productions, LLC. For more information and tickets, visit ShapingSoundCo.com.