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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Jul
04

INTRODUCING: KAREN SIEBER

Broadway Dance Lab is thrilled to welcome Karen Sieber to Lab Cycle 3.  Karen approached BDL asking us for help finding space and dancers with which to create.  We are excited to be able to offer her that very thing.

Karen Sieber photo credit: Peter Hurley

Karen Sieber
photo credit: Peter Hurley

Born in Switzerland, Karen began her career with Zurich Dance Theatre (CH); London Studio Center (UK) and Matt Mattox’s JazzArt (France) before coming to New York City.  She enjoyed a successful dance and acting career in both the US and Europe before starting to choreograph.

Karen is the Resident Choreographer for A2K Productions, LLC(www.a2kproductions.com), a New York City based theater production company with a division for film and television.  A2K Productions specializes in creating works that cross over into various genres and uses theatre as a platform for current debates or issues that are not openly debated. The company is developing the soulful pop rock musical, Lighthouse, which Karen is choreographing and helped co-create.

Karen is the Associate Choreographer on All That Glitters, the new Liberace Musical, which finished a Broadway workshop in NYC and is slated for an out of town try-out in San Francisco and, most recently, she was commissioned to choreograph a Gershwin Ballet, Passage, for the European dance company Weave Dance Collective.

In New York City, Karen also served as choreographer on the original Off-Broadway children’s musical Quiet Clock, The Musical; Zarra, Unmasked At Last (37 Arts-starring Chita Rivera, Assoc.); and Broadway’s 27th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition (Minskoff Theatre, Assoc.). Film and regional credits include the Hallmark Entertainment film A Christmas Carol: The Musical, which starred Kelsey Grammer (Asst.); Goodspeed Musical’s Very Good Eddie (Asst.); the world premiere of TUTS’ Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (Asst.); and Nice Work If You Can Get It, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Guys and Dolls, Spamalot, and Legally Blonde at Weathervane Playhouse.

Karen also worked with Broadway choreographer Dan Siretta on the re-development of the First National Tour of Some Like It Hot, starring Tony Curtis; and has provided choreography for numerous stage and film industrials in the US and Europe.

Find out more about Karen by visiting www.karensieber.com


Jul
04

INTRODUCING: GEOFFREY GOLDBERG

Broadway Dance Lab is proud to introduce you to Geoffrey Goldberg, an up-and-comer who was looking for a place to test his dance-driven stories.  Then he found us. We are happy to be a home for his creative process this fall!

Geoffrey Goldberg photo credit: Billy Bustamante

Geoffrey Goldberg
photo credit: Billy Bustamante

Geoffrey Goldberg is a Director, Choreographer, Writer, and Performer, having worked on Mary Poppins on Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally, and around the globe. Geoffrey was an Associate Director and Dance Captain with Mary Poppins on Broadway, and the 1st National Tour, as well as Assistant Director for the production in Mexico.  He recently directed two new productions of the musical around the country (Alluvion Stage, VA; Playhouse on the Square, TN). In New York City he has directed and choreographed numerous shows including Bradley Cole NYFringe); , Everyday (West Village Musical Theater Festival – Awards for Best Director, Best Musical); At The Chelsea (CAP21); Grease (Manhattan JCC), and A Year On The Road (Washington DC, Writer/Director). His choreography has been showcased at BC Beat and on film in “A Tap Dance On The Pier,” an official selection for the 2015 Dance On Camera Festival.

Geoffrey has also performed on Broadway (Mary Poppins), on National and International Tours (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 42nd STREET), and regionally.  He is a lyricist in the BMI Workshop and winner of BMI’s Jane Banks award.  He has had his music and shows performed in cabarets and performances across the country including: West Village Musical Theater Festival (Everyday; Winner, Best Original Lyrics, Best Musical); Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (A Year On The Road) and on the Broadway New Amsterdam Stage (Gypsy of the Year). He is currently working on directing and choreographing two new regional productions of Billy Elliott, as well as a brand new movie musical being released this year!

Geoffrey teaches tap and theater dance at Mark Morris, CAP21, and STEPS.  To find out more about him, visit www.geoffrey-goldberg.com