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Utilizing in-studio performances and an interactive format, Studio 5 at City Center takes the audience beyond the proscenium and deep into the worlds of dance and musical theater.
Founded in 2009 under the stewardship of renowned dancer-turned-director Damian Woetzel, Studio 5 features performances and frank, funny conversations about dance with luminaries of the field such as Edward Villella, Wendy Whelan, Matthew Rushing, and Christopher Wheeldon. Since 2010, Studio 5 has also explored the glorious, hectic process of creating Broadway musicals; guests have included Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), James Lapine (Into the Woods), Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), and Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Click here to watch select past Studio 5 events.
Apr 13, 2015 - The d’Amboise Family
The acclaimed ballerina Wendy Whelan will talk with three generations of the celebrated d’Amboise dance family.
Curated and hosted by Ted Chapin in connection with the 2015 Encores! season.
Mar 16, 2015 - Gotta Dance
The original production of Paint Your Wagon bore the inimitable stamp of the great choreographer Agnes de Mille. This Studio 5 event will explore the evolving use of dance in Broadway musicals.
May 4, 2015 - Bouzouki or Not?
From the Siamese palace of The King and I to the Russian shtetl of Fiddler on the Roof, Broadway musicals have often abandoned the familiar sounds of Tin Pan Alley in favor of ethnic musical styles and instruments. This event delves into the cultural influences that shaped Zorba! as well as other classic musicals.
Margee and John Falk
Barbara and David Zalaznick