After The Curtain is the second show for the eclectic dance company, conceived and choreographed by two-time Emmy Award-winner TRAVIS WALL, and tells the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. After The Curtain debuted in March of this year to fantastic reviews. TheaterJones in Dallas said, “It is overwhelmingly beautiful,” and The Los Angeles Times described it as “…a sinuous blend of athleticism, artistry and storytelling; sexy, soapy and spectacular.”
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TRAVIS WALL will dance the part of protagonist Vincent, and will be joined on stage by LEX ISHIMOTO, this year’s winner of FOX television’s So You Think You Can Dance. Lex returns to After The Curtain to perform the part of Jude, Vincent’s destructive alter-ego. Travis and Lex received great acclaim when they danced a combative number from After The Curtain on the So You Think You Can Dance season finale.
GABY DIAZ, the Season Twelve SYTYCD winner returns to SHAPING SOUND. Always a fan favorite, Gaby was Lex Ishimoto’s dance partner this year on the show. She will play Ellenore, Vincent’s one-time love who continues to support him through his travails.
Joining the company is TAYLOR SIEVE, who placed third this year on SYTYCD. Taylor will dance the part of Charlotte, Vincent’s protective sister.
SHAPING SOUND founding partner NICK LAZZARNI will dance the part of Leo, Vincent’s brother and sometimes tormentor. Nick is the first-ever, Season One SYTYCD winner.
They will be joined by BARTON COWPERTHWAITE who dances the role of Sebastian, the ill-fated lover, MICHAEL KEEFE (Clyde), Detroit native JAY JAY DIXONBEY (Edwin) and RILEY KURILKO (Swing).
Rounding out the company are longtime SHAPING SOUND alumni and favorites CHANTEL AGUIRRE (Lily), CHANNING COOKE (Associate Choreographer and Swing), RORY FREEMAN (Luther), KATE HARPOOTLIAN (Rose), and Toronto native LINDSAY LEUSCHNER (Vera).
The dance company SHAPING SOUND was established in Los Angeles in 2012 by Travis Wall and partners Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson. The company is an evocative collaboration by diverse artists who describe themselves as ‘visual musicians,’ i.e. their dance gives shape and form to sound. The four dancers broke into public awareness in a big way with the debut of the reality television series All The Right Moves on the Oxygen channel. The popular series followed these lifelong friends and roommates in their quest to launch their own dance company – the company that is now the enormously successful SHAPING SOUND. Their first show Dance Reimagined, toured North America for four consecutive years.
TRAVIS WALL, Artistic Director, is the winner of the 2017 and 2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. He was the runner-up for So You Think You Can Dance Season Two, and is currently a resident choreographer for the national dance competition show. He is a seven-time Emmy nominated choreographer for his work on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’. He choreographed the music video for Carrie Underwood’s “Something In The Water” which won the CMT Video of the Year, as well as stage shows for Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato. Additional TV credits include choreographing the 82nd Academy Awards, Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Special on ABC, the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and an episode of Pretty Little Liars featuring Maddie Ziegler.