Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.
Shaping Sound was a near sell-out at the Eisemann Center in June 2013, so get your tickets early!
Over the course of its 13 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 55 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 14 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Travis Wall (2015); Mia Michaels (2011, 20); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (20); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (20).
The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 20, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 20.
I spoke with Wall, Forance, Lazzarini, and Robinson recently about the impacts of having a camera on them as they build their business, what viewers can expect from the show, what they’re excited to see, and more…
I have already seen how your convention impacted each one of my students, leaving them with a feeling of self-confidence and determination to work hard at something they are all passionate about.
SHAPING SOUND was established in Los Angeles in 2012 with a focus on contemporary dance and choreographic artistry.
Created by the 2015 Emmy Award winner (and six-time Emmy Award nominee) for Outstanding Choreography TRAVIS WALL, along with 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. SHAPING SOUND has impacted audiences with a unique fusion of jazz, modern and hip-hop choreography.
Since that time they have been showcased on all of America’s popular prime time dance, awards, entertainment and music shows, including: So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Glee and The 2013 Prime Time Emmy Awards.
Some of us are Broadway dancers, some are commercial dancers, some are concert dancers. We’ve taken everything that we’ve learned and applied it to Shaping Sound in a show. We have a lot of different music in the show and it’s really the music that drives the style of dance that we’re doing, but it’s our own take on every style.
Some of the sections are really dark, some are beautiful and uplifting.
Kent Boyd (S7) and Lauren Froderman (S7) created a prequel to their Collide/prom routine, titled “Collide in 1986.” Check it out!
Also features Caitlynn Lawson (S8), Ricky Jaime (S8), Matthew Kazmierczak (S9), Amy Yakima (S10), Malece Miller (S10), Jasmine Mason (S10).