Taavon Gamble : Choreographer

BREAK A LEG NETWORK proposed a question to a choreographer on the rise. Q: How do you prepare to choreograph a show and what can your dancers and actors do to prepare for a season? A: “The two key rules for my-self when going in to choreograph a show are always preparation and organization. I like to go in prepared with a full structure and strong foundation for myself to work off of. For me it all starts with what’s given to you: the script and the score. Through examining the script and score I can get a clear sense of the story, the style, the history of the show, and concept. As a choreographer, if I’m working on a show that’s been done before I’ll then also give a listen to the music. For me listening to the orchestrations fills me in on the style of music and ...

Movement for Actors Nicole Potter, Barbara Adrian, Mary Fleischer

  In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises and approaches. Included in this new edition are chapters covering:

‘Stout’ Attitude Leads to Success

“Creativity is just connecting things.”-­‐Steve Jobs If that is true, then Becky Elizabeth Stout is a good example of what Mr. Jobs was talking about. Ms. Stout represents a new type of young performer; one possessing a wide range of expertise, education, personal experience and optimistic attitude. She connects all of her winning traits together into a fine-­‐tuned 21st century artist, anchoring it with her dancing skills, but threading it with extra attention to singing and acting. “If I take one dance class, I will take two acting or singing classes,” says Stout, who possesses 20+years of dance training and works hard to compliment her dancing with training in singing and acting. In a world of information and accessibility, where young talent can be consumed by what they think the profe...