Over the weekend of January 4-5,, the Studio Theatre in Little Rock hosted "Shift," a choreographer's showcase, featuring dance numbers from Kinky Boots, La La Land, Hamilton, The Greatest Showman, West Side Story, Moulin Rouge, Drowsy Chaperone, and White Christmas. Dance arrangements were choreographed by Jeremy Williams, Junia Massey, Michael Goodbar, Katherine Greer, Moriah Patterson, Bailey Greenwood, Olivia Stephens, and Bailey Lamb.
I was able to see it on Friday and I had a ball.
Some of the choreographers and members of the dance company came to the theater early on Saturday in response to a request by me to take photographs before the audience came in. This allowed me to set up four off-camera strobes with umbrellas to provide sufficient lighting for me to get the shots I needed.
And below this blog post are the results. Many thanks to Michael Goodbar for coordinating the necessary arrangements and to Olivia Stephens, Bailey Greenwood, Bailey Lamb, Jessica Mylonas, Moriah Patterson, and Courtney Speyer, for coming in early to perform for my camera (there is an eighth dancer, whose name I do not know, but I'll correct the list as soon as I find out). You rocked the house empty so I know you rocked the house again with the audience in attendance.
This is the first such choreographer's showcase the Studio Theatre has hosted. I do hope it won't be the last. That was some great music and some solid entertainment. --- de
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