studio2stage is unique and the first of its kind in the USA. It is an Irish music and dance show production experience for young Irish dancers and musicians with a full scale live show on the final night attended by the general public. This is an amazing opportunity for aspiring performers worldwide to be a part of a professional Irish music and dance show production and to experience what it's really like to be in a touring production.
For Dancers: All Irish dancers have the opportunity to audition to join the studio2stage crew and our team of professional choreographers to develop their show dancing skills and have first hand experience of what it's like to be a professional dancer on tour!
Note for CLRG dancers and teachers: As discussed and agreed with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, dancers from CLRG schools taking part in studio2stage are NOT associated with each other. Producer, Jim Murrihy (ADCRG) will however be associated to any of the dancers that pass through the audition process and are performing for the week of studio2stage and the final show. However, Jim will not be adjudicating any world championships, qualifiers or USA feiseanna in the next 2 years.
For Musicians: There would be no dance show without music! The studio2stage team are privileged to have one of the finest musical directors in the world and the elite selection of Irish dancers will perform to music written and composed by Mr Anthony Davis, who will carefully select young musicians from the audition process to be part of the studio2stage experience.
studio2stage brings together the very best non-professional musicians and dancers and turns their dreams into a reality! Our world class musical director and choreographers will work together to bring out the best in each and every performer to create a full scale live show production. Dancers and musicians will witness first hand, life as a professional performer, experience living away from home, making new friends, immersing yourself in nine days of intense rehearsals and watching a full scale show production come to life! You will also learn about stage production, choreography, line management, the role of a tour manager, the role of a dance captain, musical director, what to look for in your first touring contract and more! Acquiring a sound understanding of the business of performance is an absolute necessity for any 21st century performer. This will be an opportunity for those musicians, singers and dancers to have an insight into the world of professional show performance. The knowledge and experience gained of the performance industry will allow you to focus more readily on what is important to you as a performer.
Kean University, 100 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey, USA
studio2stage takes place from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015 with the live show performance on Sunday 2nd August 2015 at Wilkins Theatre, Kean University.