DC Signature Adds Performances to Run of Dance Play, The Studio

News   DC Signature Adds Performances to Run of Dance Play, The Studio
The East Coast premiere of The Studio, the new dance play written and directed by Christopher d'Amboise, has been extended by Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.

Popular demand prompted extra performances through Dec. 9. The show at Signature's Max space is also choreographed by d'Amboise.

(There will be no performance Dec. 7.)

Christopher d'Amboise, the son of the famed dancer and teacher Jacques d'Amboise, "has cracked open the door to the dance studio to give the audience an intimate glimpse into the agony and passion of creating art," according to Signature. "In The Studio, what words cannot express, dance can."

The Studio was originally produced at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA.

"The Studio focuses on Emil, a brilliant, reclusive choreographer who is struggling to produce his greatest, and perhaps last, dance work. Haunting him are memories of the great choreographer Balanchine, and composer Stravinsky's amazing and scandalous music 'The Rite of Spring.' Two dancers — a newcomer Lisa, talented but insecure, and a veteran Jackie, who knows it all — come together both in and out of the studio as Emil creates with them. Through the actor/dancers' movements and their words — their fights with doubts, their struggles for expression, their striving for perfection in this sexy and sweaty world, the audience witnesses not only art, but its creation." The work features a cast of three: Stephen Lee Anderson as choreographer Emil; and recent A Chorus Line vets Tyler Hanes and Chryssie Whitehead.

For more information, visit www.signature-theatre.org.

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