Sawyer worked with Director Adam Rothlein and Tiny Terror Productions to conceive and choreograph six videos for Shelton’s latest album TEXOMA SHORE. Illustrating the concept that Shelton’s music is timeless, each song is set in a different decade from the 20’s through today – with costumes and minimalist art direction to match. Dancers Tyne Steckliein and Struther White contributed wonderful performances while rocking multiple wig and wardrobe changes.
Direct from China comes the European premiere of this stunning new multi-spectacle show featuring martial arts, physical comedy and dazzling acrobatics performed by Cirque du Soleil alumni, and created and produced by award-winning Broadway and circus artists.
CHINA GOES POP made it’s international debut at Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2017- The show consistently sold out at the Assembly Hall, one of the festival’s largest venues. The show is a joint production of Chinese and American Broadway producers. An international tour is planned for 2018.
Craving some action and adventure? Marvel Universe LIVE! brings some of the most iconic heroes and fearsome villains to life like never before during a live-action arena spectacular that will tour an astonishing 85 North American cities over the next two years. Produced by Feld Entertainment, the show launched last month and seeks to redefine the live show experience by merging Marvel characters with state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, and more.
It all started with the Chinese calendar. The year 2012 is the year of the dragon. That simple fact proven to be the inspiration for the new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Blue unit. “We decided as a company that we wanted to celebrate the Year of the Dragon,” Alana Feld says, by way of beginning our conversation. “Once we had that concept we hired Shanda Sawyer [as director] because we felt she was the most talented and the best person to bring our idea to life and conceptualize it in the circus.
Emmy-award winning director Shanda Sawyer brought her sense of spectacle to the fore in creating and directing Marvel Universe Live for Feld Entertainment. “Feld had brought me in to re-imagine the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for them in 2006,” she says, “and we forged a wonderful relationship.”
Kids aren’t the only ones who are going to get a kick out of “Marvel Universe LIVE!” They do make up a huge portion of the attendees, but their parents, older siblings and other adult comic fans have plenty to look forward to if they’ve snagged tickets to the sold-out show, which only runs through Aug. 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Spidey is joining forces with the Avengers for a live arena tour, and EW had prime seats. Is it worth the cash–and the headaches?