Spotlight On… Managing Choreography on Stage and Screen
What To Expect?
How do you manage choreography on the biggest productions on stage and screen? Two of the industry's most trusted movement directors will talk about the shows they've worked on and the skills you need to succeed in not only managing steps and keeping them clean and as originally intended, but also managing people. Sarah will discuss working with ballet companies and contemporary dancers, as well as making choreography work for screen in the Cats film. Darren will talk about his West End experience - maintaining choreography for the biggest musicals, auditioning for new casts, being a 'swing' and how to map out a show.
Movement Director, Cats film and Studio Wayne McGregor
With professional training at Laban, Sarah worked as a dancer with Maxine Doyle and Punchdrunk for the past 15 years. Alongside her performing career she has choreographed - has been a Place Prize semi finalist, Royal Opera House associate artist and now a movement director for theatre and film, including with The Royal Ballet and Studio Wayne McGregor, and most recently at the National Theatre and for Cats the movie.
Associate/Resident Choreographer of West End's Kinky Boots and Ghost
Darren trained at Laine Theatre Arts and is one of the West End's most successful performers and Resident Choreographers. He was recently Associate Choreographer for Kinky Boots. Prior to this, he choreographed The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios, starring James McAvoy) & was Associate Choreographer for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End/UK Tour). He has countless West End credits to his name including Ghost the Musical (Adelphi), Viva Forever (Piccadilly), Legally Blonde (Savoy), Lord of The Rings (Drury Lane), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (National), Guys & Dolls (Piccadilly), La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse), Beauty & The Beast (RSC), Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour), Witches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales), Chicago (Adelphi) & Fosse (Prince of Wales).