This Academy we will be preparing another over-the-top Broadway Revue
studying excerpts from Hamilton, Chicago and others.
About the Program
In 2016, Nikki will join Peter and American Voice’s John Ferguson in a program of solo and ensemble singing, choreography and acted scenes from a wide range of hit Broadway shows. These excerpts present many exciting challenges in music, acting and dance for the aspiring Broadway performer.
The Broadway Musical is one of the great art forms to emerge from New York City in the 1920’s. For performers, it demands a unique combination of acting, dancing and singing skills not often taught in University and Conservatory programs. More and more, classical musicians, dancers and actors are expected to have some experience in Musical Theater and the familiarity with the genre may lead to new performance opportunities in your professional life.
The Broadway Musical Theater program of the YES Academy is designed for singers, actors and dancers who want to improve their skills in all three art forms. Most participants will come into this program with a background in only music, theater or dance. Don’t worry! The program is designed to accommodate your area of experience as well as to help you discover talents you may have thought you never had in music, dance and acting. Your artistic boundaries will certainly be expanded and we can guarantee a sense of accomplishment at the end of the program.
The program will be performance-driven: you will spend most of your time preparing songs, choreographies and acted scenes from a wide selection of classic and contemporary musicals. At the end of the Academy, you will perform in the final gala concerts.
You will also participate in one group choreography with the Hip Hop dancers as well as in ASEAN Cabaret performances where you will combine elements of your local and national cultures with your art form.
The program will run from 10am to 6pm daily from August 1 to 12 with evening dress rehearsals possible on August 10 and 11. The final concert will be held on August 12. In addition, the ASEAN Cabaret program is back: bigger and better, and there will be Cabaret nights at @America theater on August 8 and 9.
Participants from age 18 to 24 will be chosen for the program based on their talent, motivation and potential. Students younger than 18 (provided they have housing and transportation in Jakarta) and over 24 may be accepted on a case by case basis. Up to three teachers may be selected for our Teacher Training program and they will function as rehearsal assistants.
Broadway Musical Theater Sample Schedule
10:00 – 11:00 Warm – up and choreography
11:00 – 13:00 Musical Rehearsal
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Solo songs / Medley Class
15:00 – 17:00 Choreography, Staging
17:00 – 18:00 Group Staging with Hip Hop dancers