SLO REP is excited to offer a new workshop for adult actors. Please see below for details and we hope you’ll join us!
Dancing for Actors
August 7, 2017
|Time:||Monday, 4 pm - 6 pm|
|Cost:||Participant: $25 / Observer: $5|
- Class Details
Be more than just a walking and talking character, be a dancing character! Taught by Broadway choreographer and choreographer of last summer’s PCPA production of In The Heights, this workshop will include techniques and exercises to unlock and discover the natural movement behind the emotion and intention of a song. Learn how to communicate through rhythm and gesture and learn some classic dance vocabulary useful for all musical theatre performers!
Recommended for ages 12 to adult
Matt Williams choreographed Will Ferrell’s Broadway debut, You’re Welcome America, directed by Adam McKay (Tony Nomination, Best Theatrical Event). Matt also served as assistant-director to Casey Nicholaw on the Broadway production, All About Me, starring Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna. Off-Broadway, Matt choreographed Rooms and the revival of Carrie (Winner, Alliance Award for musical revival). Matt also choreographed Stephen Schwartz’s opera, Séance on a Wet Afternoon at New York City Opera. From 2004 to 2012, Matt was the ‘Big Piano Choreographer’ at the FAO Schwarz Toy Store in NYC. He assistant-directed the Big Apple Circus’ production of Legendarium and has been the resident choreographer for Circus Smirkus for the last 12 years. Currently, Matt is co-writing a new musical featuring the songs of the platinum selling folk-punk band, Violent Femmes. Matt will be directing a new production of Carrie in the fall at Montclair State University. Matt holds a BFA in choreography from UC Irvine and is an alumni of PCPA where he returned last summer to choreograph In The Heights. And he went to Morro Bay High School! Go Pirates!