Blogger in Residence Ryan Casey has been busy in his post-NYU-graduation life refining his original show, "Transitions," which will be making several appearances in the Boston area in June!
The show is an original production of rhythm tap dance integrated with poetry, hip hop, humor, and more, boasting a soundtrack ranging from Dinah Washington and Blossom Dearie to Harry Connick, Jr. and Shel Silverstein.
At turns thoughtful, satirical and humorous, it features routines inspired by periods of change and personal development in Ryan's life. While "The Tall and Short of It" portrays the struggles and successes of his towering, 6'8" talent, "My Manhattan" lampoons his culture shock as a pilgrim to New York City, and his former teacher, MA native Kelly Kaleta, becomes his partner in a series of playful duets, "Just the Two of Us."
So -- where can you watch these fabulous feet?!
The full show will be presented at The Regent Theatre on Friday, June 14th at 8:00 p.m. in Arlington! Tickets are available both online and at the door, with a discount for groups of 10 or more.
You can also see excerpts at the Dance for World Community Festival on Saturday & Sunday, June 8th & 9th (where you'll also run into Monkeyhouse, of course!) -- with a Saturday performance at 3:00 p.m. on Stage 3, and an open beginner class on Sunday at 3:40 p.m. in Studio 1 -- as well as on The Steve Katsos Show Fourth Anniversary Spectacular, which broadcasts live from The Regent Theatre on Sunday, June 23rd, at 7:30 p.m. (Watch it in person or on TV!)
Ryan presented some of his work in progress at our "Against the Odds" Festival earlier this year, and an audience member responded: "Ryan outdid himself in ... designing thoroughly humorous and captivating dances and physical feats."
We hope you'll agree!