What do John Kander and Twyla Tharp have in common? These two world-famous, award-winning super stars will be special guests at the 2014 Live Design Broadway Master Classes, where they will join in lively discussions with two of the top designers working on Broadway today. Composer John Kander joins sound designer Nevin Steinberg to discuss the essential collaboration between the two roles; while choreographer Twyla Tharp joins lighting designer Don Holder on the subject of light. Conversations like this are not to be missed!
At the Broadway Lighting Master Classes (May 30-June 1):
TWYLA THARP AND DONALD HOLDER: THE CHOREOGRAPHER AND THE LIGHTING DESIGNER: An informal discussion exploring what each of these world-famous Tony Award-winning talents thinks about light for dance, drama, how do they collaborate, how does one communicate about light, examples of success or failure in getting the lighting that you want, and differences between dance, concert, and Broadway musical lighting.
Tony Award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp—winner for Movin’ Out, 2003, with lighting by Donald Holder— is a leading American choreographer, who in addition to heading the Tywla Tharp Dance from 1971-1988, she has choreographed hundreds of dances for companies ranging from American Ballet Theatre to The Joffrey Ballet. Her Broadway work includes Come Fly Away (2010) set to Frank Sinatra songs, and The Times They Are A Changin’ to the music of Bob Dylan.
At the Broadway Sound Master Classes (June 4-6):
NEVIN STEINBERG IN CONVERSATION WITH COMPOSER JOHN KANDER: Sound designer Nevin Steinberg, currently represented on Broadway with Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, for which he received a Tony nomination, discusses the essential designer-composer relationship with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Tony-winner for Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Cabaret, and Woman Of The Year). They most recently collaborated on The Landing, a John Kander musical, last fall.
John Kander was part of the famed songwriting team of Kander and Ebb, until the death of his musical partner, Fred Ebb, in 2004. They are perhaps best known for the 1966 musical, Cabaret, and its 1972 film version, as well as the 1975 musical, Chicago, and its 2002 film version. Both musicals won numerous award, confirming the duo's status in the galaxy of top Broadway talents. Kander and Ebb’s final collaboration was the Broadway musical, The Scottsboro Boys.
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2014 BMC Schedule:
BLMC: May 30-June 1
BPMC: June 2-3
BSMC: June 4-6
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