By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa.
After an explosive first national tour traveling to more than a dozen cities, the Los Angeles-based dance company Shaping Sound returns for an even bigger and better North American tour. Marketed as “commercial dance unplugged,” the company is backed by mega dance entertainment organization Break the Floor Productions and is spearheaded by the dance world’s own fantastic four – Emmy-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Juilliard graduate Kyle Robinson.
At DancerPalooza, a student-driven festival introduced by Break the Floor in Long Beach, California, in July, Dance Informa caught up with one of Shaping Sound’s leading men, the handsome and incredibly talented Teddy Forance. While lounging on the floor between leading classes and performances, Forance shared what the past tour was like for the budding company and what makes the new season unique.
“It was magical!” Forance exclaimed. “The group spent so much time together before and during the tour, and being together that much and creating together that much really created that special personal connection, which showed on the stage. I felt like our show got better and better the more time we spent together.”
The company, which was established in L.A. in 2012, first broke into the limelight when it starred in an Oxygen original series called All the Right Moves. The show followed Wall, Lazzarini, Forance and Robinson as they set out to start their own dance company. Creating their first full-length show, the company held nothing back as it revealed a jam-packed and ambitious tour that would visit various major cities.
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