Shaping Sound, a new contemporary dance company consisting of Emmy-nominated choreographers and dance visionaries Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, will be holding concerts and workshops on its first national tour this spring, announced BroadwayWorld.com.
The 13-city tour, featuring the four plus 10 additional dancers, will kickoff May 18 in Los Angeles, spend one night in Canada, and conclude June 17 in New York.
The creation of Shaping Sound was chronicled on Oxygen’s All The Right Moves, which brought viewers inside the lives of four of the most successful and sought-after dancers in the industry. Shaping Sound’s movement style provides its audiences access to and an understanding of contemporary dance through its fusion of jazz, modern, ballet, and hip-hop choreography.
Tour dates include: Los Angeles, May 18 and 19; San Francisco, May 22; Salt Lake City, May 25; Chicago, May 28; Atlanta, May 31; Denver, June 2; Houston, June 4; Dallas, June 5; Phoenix, June 7; Boston, June 10; Miami, June 12 and 13; Toronto, June 1; and New York, June 17.
Workshops for advanced dancers ages 13 and up will be held in every concert city. (Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and Boston workshops are already sold out.) To register, visit http://shapingsoundco.com/theworkshop. For concert details and tickets, visit www.shapingsoundco.com.
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Just because Oxygen’s new reality series All the Right Moves focuses just as much on the interpersonal drama between the co-founders of dance company Shaping Sound as it does the dancing doesn’t mean you won’t get to enjoy some gorgeous, choreographed routines, reports Zap2it.
All the Right Moves follows the recently Emmy-nominated choreographer Travis Wall (for his So You Think You Can Dance compositions Collide, How It Ends, and Fix You) and his business partners and childhood friends Nick Lazzarini, Kyle Robinson, and Teddy Forance as they create Shaping Sound with fellow dancers and friends Taja Riley and Jaimie Goodwin.
At the 2012 Television Critics Association summer press tour, Lazzarini promised reporters that there will be two beautifully shot, music video-style numbers per hour-long episode.
“Obviously all the drama and all the other things are great—that’s what keeps people watching— but I think that the really great thing about this dance show compared to other dance shows that are out there is that it’s all based on the dancing,” Lazzarini said. “There are two phenomenal dance numbers in every episode, and they’re music video style. There’s jazz numbers and there’s hip-hop numbers and there’s contemporary numbers. We give a full spectrum of what we do and our backgrounds and how we grew up.”
The new series premieres July 31 at 9pm on Oxygen.