La Vie on Broadway
January 2-12, 2020
at Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., downtown Indianapolis
Title Sponsor: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Start 2020 with an exciting evening of dance—from the lights of Broadway to the City of Light, Paris! Tickets to this show are excellent Christmas or Hanukkah gifts.
Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7pm
Friday, Jan. 3 at 8pm
Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8pm
Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2:30pm
Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7pm
Friday, Jan. 10 at 8pm
Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8pm
Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2:30pm
Broadway musicals are storytelling with song, dance and acting. The music has great power to move audiences when those elements come together—think of Elphaba soaring in song as she flies for the first time in Wicked or the stage of dancers with Evita in Buenos Aires. Most people have favorite Broadway songs they have listened to countless times and sing full voice in the car or shower.
For act one, DK Artistic Director David Hochoy and DK dancer Stuart Coleman will create new choreography to some of their favorite Broadway songs, including “The Room Where It Happens” from Hamilton, “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen, "Without You" from Rent, and "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables.
Act Two - PIAF: A Celebration
"I used Edith Piaf as source material for a vocabulary of movement that is at times gritty, elegant, romantic and nostalgic. The piece has two sections, the first dealing with Piaf's harsh upbringing and addictions, the second a more rose colored view of her world. The whole sweeps the viewer along on a journey that is moving and inspirational."
—David Hochoy, choreographer
Songs include "La Vie en Rose," "Milord" and "Padam Padam."
Edith Piaf, also known as “The Little Sparrow,” was born in Belleville, on the outskirts of Paris, on December 19, 1915, and rose to international stardom in the late 1930s as a symbol of French passion and tenacity. Of Piaf’s many ballads, “La Vie en Rose,” which she wrote, is remembered as her signature song. Other favorites among the singer's repertoire include "Milord," "Padam Padam," "Mon Dieu," the charming "Mon Manège à Moi" and the anthemic "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien." Having a life beset by addictions and related health issues, Piaf died in France in 1963 at the age of 47. She continues to be revered as a national treasure.