, a finalist on season 2 of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance
, has joined the cast of the “upcoming multimedia, dance and rock n' roll piece Revolution
” at the Joyce Theater in New York City. The off-Broadway production is being directed by Lloyd Culbreth, a veteran Broadway dancer. Revolution was co-created Joel Hanna, a champion Irish step dancer, and Michael Schulster, a highly acclaimed tap dancer. The show will incorporate many styles of dance, including tap, jazz, tango and even martial arts, all performed in front of a live rock band. The show will run from September 25 through October 7 at the Joyce Theater.
According to the press notes, "Revolution
comes at a time when dance has been increasingly popularized by television, yet the general public – not just studio audiences in Los Angeles – has yet to experience a live performance that feeds upon this popularity and inspires at the same time. It represents a conscious creative decision in the minds of Schulster and Hanna to bring new light to the music of their generation and generate new audiences for tap dance."
Sounds pretty cool to me. It seems that the popularity of shows like So You Think You Can Dance
and Dancing with the Stars
are indeed making dance more popular across the country and allowing more experimental type productions like Revolution
to exist. Allison Holker was one of the better dancers on season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance
(and youngest). Her elimination was one of the big surprises of the season, with many (including judge Mary Murphy) that she should have progressed further. It's good to see her getting work, although you have to wonder how far she can make it. What is Allison Holker's upside? Can she find a niche on TV? Is Broadway the peak? Hopefully, as dance increases in popularity across the country the opportunities for young dancers like Allison increase as well.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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