Shaping Sound Dance Company, With "SYTYCD" and Bare's Travis Wall, Plays 13-City Tour Beginning May 18

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18 May 2013

Travis Wall
Travis Wall
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Shaping Sound, a new contemporary dance company that features Emmy nominee and Bare choreographer Travis Wall ("So You Think You Can Dance"), launches a 13-city tour May 18 in Los Angeles. The company is slated to play New York City's Town Hall in June.

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.

The full company includes Chantel Aguirre, Alexa Anderson, Joey Arigo, Channing Cooke, Teddy Forance, Jaimie Goodwin, Kayla Kalbfleisch, Nick Lazzarini, Noelle Marsch, Matthew Peacock, Kyle Robinson, Ben Susak, Chelsea Thedinga and Wall.

Shaping Sound's movement style, according to press notes, "provides audiences access to and an understanding of contemporary dance through its unique fusion of jazz, modern, ballet, and explosive hip-hop choreography. The integration of traditional technique alongside cutting-edge dance styles brings an unparalleled entertainment value to ensemble performances. With a dynamic mix of rhythm, emotion, and athleticism, audiences can expect original choreography and freestyle movements that challenges the art form."

Here's a complete list of tour dates and theatres:



May 18-19: Los Angeles, El Portal Theater

May 22: San Francisco, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
May 25: Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre
May 28 Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance
May 31: Atlanta, Rialto Theater

June 2: Denver, Newman Center for Performing Arts
June 4: Houston, Cullen Theater

June 5: Dallas, Bank of America Theater
June 7: Phoenix, Chandler Center for The Arts
June 10: Boston, Colonial Theatre

June 12-13: Miami, Colony Theater

June 15: Toronto, Royal Alexandra Theatre
June 17: New York, Town Hall

Additionally, the company hosts workshops in every tour city for advanced dancers ages 13 and up. To register, click here.

Shaping Sound is presented by Break The Floor Productions, LLC. For more information and tickets, visit ShapingSoundCo.com.