PHOTO CALL: Marty Lawson, Heather Lang, Joseph Medeiros and More Star in Al Blackstone's Dance Narrative, Happy We'll Be
By Krissie Fullerton
31 Jul 2012
Break the Floor Productions in association with N+N Productions present Happy We'll Be, a dance narrative by Al Blackstone, July 26-30 at New York City's Roseland Ballroom featuring Marty Lawson, Heather Lang, Ryan Kasprzak and more.
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Blackstone, Happy We'll Be is a "full-length work of dance theatre that uses the body and music alone to tell a complete story," according to press notes. "There is no dialogue in the 90-minute piece, but plenty of communication. The choreography is technically demanding but always story driven and character based. The styles range from classic theatre dance to street jazz to contemporary as the characters each pursue their own version of happiness." The cast includes Olivia Alboher (Billy Elliot), Nova Bergeron (Wicked), Ashley Budinick, Albert Cattafi (Shaping Sound Dance Co.), Robbie Saenz De Veteri, Katie Drablos, Rosie Lani Fiedelman (In The Heights), Ryan Kasprzak (Billy Elliot), Heather Lang (Wicked), Marty Lawson (How To Succeed…), Nathan Lucrezio (A Chorus Line), Joseph Medeiros (Guys and Dolls), Ida Saki (Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Marcos Santana (In The Heights), Steve Schepis (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Jessica Walker (Movin' Out) and Sam Zack (How To Succeed…).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.