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Group Theatre Too Announces 2013 Choreographer’s Canvas. The Group Theatre Too (GTT) presents its sixth annual Choreographer’s Canvas, a one-night event featuring the works of over fifteen established and emerging choreographers from around the country. The Canvas, headed by GTT Executive Producer Justin Boccitto, will play at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center Saturday, May 18th and showcases many styles of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, theatre dance, aerial and this year swing dance. For the past 6 years, the Canvas has presented over 65 choreographers, giving an opportunity to over 450 dancers performing to sold houses. The event is sponsored by Broadway Dance Center, Capezio, Manhattan Movement and the Society of Directors and Choreographers as well as numerous arts philanthropists.

Last year’s Canvas featured a tribute to noted theatre and film choreographer, the late Tony Stevens. This year the Canvas includes Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, an aerial choreographer whose work is represented in the Broadway revival of Pippin, as well as Richard Hinds, who is the Associate Director of both Newsies and the upcoming Broadway revival of Jekyll and Hyde. Rounding out this year’s choreographers is Michael Blevins, Justin Boccitto, Emily Bufferd, Pam Covas, Francesca Harper, Punchali Khanna Kumar, Merete Muenter, Derek Mitchell, Nicole Ohr, Sue Samuels, Jaime Shannon with Tony Fraser, Stephanie Sine, Jeanne Slater, and Broadway Dance Center’s teen company, AIM. The 2013 Choreographer’s Canvas performs on Saturday, May 18th, at 8:30 pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenue. Purchase tickets by visiting www.choreographerscanvas.com. $30 pre-purchased (online service fee $1.50), $35 at the door.

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