HAPPY WE'LL BE, a dance narrative by Al Blackstone, plays now through July 30 at Roseland Ballroom at 239 West 52nd Street, New York, NY. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!
Winner of the 2011 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence, Al Blackstone has created what he calls a dance narrative, a full-length work of dance theatre that uses the body and music alone to tell a complete story. There is no dialogue in the 90-minute piece, but plenty of communication. The choreography is technically demanding but always story driven and character based. The styles range from classic theatre dance to street jazz to contemporary as the characters each pursue their own version of happiness.
In order to tell this story a group of some of the most elite, unique and compelling performers in New York City has been assembled. The dynamic cast includes Olivia Alboher (Billy Elliot), Nova Bergeron (Wicked), Ashley Budinick, Albert Cattafi (Shaping Sound Dance Co.), Robbie Saenz De Veteri, Katie Drablos, Rosie Lani Fiedelman (In The Heights), Ryan Kasprzak (Billy Elliot), Heather Lang (Wicked), Marty Lawson (How To Succeed..), Nathan Lucrezio (A Chorus Line), Joseph Medeiros (Guys and Dolls), Ida Saki (Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Marcos Santana (In The Heights), Steve Schepis (Priscilla), Jessica Walker (Movin’ Out) and Sam Zack (How To Succeed..). Rounding out the creative team are scenic and costume designer Robert Eggers and lighting designer Cory Pattak. The evening is produced by Break The Floor Productions in association with N+N Productions.
For more information, visit happywellbe.com.
Jessica Walker and Marcos Santana
Heather Lang and Company
Ryan Kasprzak, Nova Bergeron and Company
Olivia Alboher, Marty Lawson and Heather Lang
Olivia Alboher and Company
Joseph Medeiros, Olivia Alboher and Company
Al Cattafi and Joseph Medeiros
Nova Bergeron, Ryan Kasprzak and Company
Nathan Lucrezio, Marty Lawson, Steve Schepis and Company