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BC Beat Mission


As a catalyst for professional development between choreographers, directors, performers and creative team members, BC Beat provides a platform for curious and innovative theatrical choreographers to share story-driven work in an inspired environment of heightened energy and intimate support. The evening is an exciting mix of choreographed work and dance party fun where the dance floor is uniquely shared with all in attendance.

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BC Beat Mission


As a catalyst for professional development between choreographers, directors, performers and creative team members, BC Beat provides a platform for curious and innovative theatrical choreographers to share story-driven work in an inspired environment of heightened energy and intimate support. The evening is an exciting mix of choreographed work and dance party fun where the dance floor is uniquely shared with all in attendance.

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BC Beat Choreographers


Active, Professional, Passionate Creators of Theater

We come together to support, experience
and enjoy creativity as a community.

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BC Beat Choreographers


Active, Professional, Passionate Creators of Theater

We come together to support, experience
and enjoy creativity as a community.

Spring 2014 | BC Beat Choreographers

Jim Cooney
James Harkness
Jennifer Jancuska
Rick & Jeff Kuperman
Patrick McCollum
Jon Rua
Sonya Tayeh
Ryan VanDenBoom

Spring 2011 - Fall 2013 | BC Beat Choreographers 

Inspiration. Passionate. Extraordinary.
— Jon Rua
Community. Creativity. Party
— Richard J. Hinds
Rad. Ace. Now.
— Declan Bennett
Unique. Expansive. Inspiring.
— Al Blackstone
Community. Expression. Alive.
— Mike Kirsch

FALL 2013
Josh Assor
Tricia Brouk
Jennifer Jancuska
Kyle Mullins
Cindy Salgado
Charlie Sutton
Caleb Teicher
Rickey Tripp

SPRING 2013
J. Austin Eyer
Gregory Haney
Jennifer Jancuska
Ryan Kasprzak
Cindy Salgado
John Selya
Lorna Ventura
Brooke Wendle

FALL 2012
Karla Garcia
John Carrafa (Erin + John Dance)
Jennifer Jancuska
Michael Mindlin
Patrick McCollum
Jon Rua
Ephraim Sykes
Ron Todorowski

SPRING 2012
Camille A. Brown
Richard J. Hinds
Jennifer Jancuska
Marc Kimmelman
Mike Kirsch
Roy Lightner
Christopher Apaulding
Cartier Williams

FALL 2011
Cherice Barton
Steven Hoggett
Jennifer Jancuska
Nick Kepley
Grasan Kingsberry
Stephanie Klemons
Ellenore Scott
Daniel Watts

SPRING 2011
Al Blackstone
Gregory Haney
Jennifer Jancuska
Marcos Santana
Matthew Steffens
Jon Rua
Rickey Tripp
CJ Tyson
Daniel Watts

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BC Beat Video


A portal of creativity for choreographers and creative team members.
And a glimpse at the energy that defines BC Beat.

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BC Beat Video


A portal of creativity for choreographers and creative team members.
And a glimpse at the energy that defines BC Beat.

Video is essential to the exposure and development of new work by choreographers. 
BC Beat edits 1080HD event reels and performance videos for every choreographer. 
For more information about editing, contact BC Beat Creative Director, Jennifer Jancuska.

BC Beat is captured on film by three 5D cameras made possible by sponsors:
Marjorie LeWit   |  Imagiland Productions  |  Dirty Sugar

Fall 2013 BC Beat Reel

Spring 2013 BC Beat Reel

Fall 2012 BC Beat Reel

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Photography


Images that remind us why we love to dance, create and support.

BC Beat's commitment to artistic collaboration connects innovative dance photographers with choreographers and performers to initiate converstation and experimentation.

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Photography


Images that remind us why we love to dance, create and support.

BC Beat's commitment to artistic collaboration connects innovative dance photographers with choreographers and performers to initiate converstation and experimentation.

BC Beat is captured in rehearsal, performance and on the dance floor by New York's most innovative and curious Dance Photographers. 

Travis Magee (Spring 2014 BC Beat)  Michael Cummo (Fall 2013 BC Beat)
Matthew Murphy (Spring 2013 BC Beat)  Dirty Sugar (Fall 2012 BC Beat)
 

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BC Beat Tickets


BC Beat takes place twice a year in New York City.  Spring and Fall.
Get tickets today!

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BC Beat Tickets


BC Beat takes place twice a year in New York City.  Spring and Fall.
Get tickets today!

Date: Monday May 19, 2014
Time: 7pm
Location:  Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St (Btwn 9th Ave & Washington)

Tickets:
$8 Advance
$12 Door
Advance Tickets Available at BrownPaperTickets.



 

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Team


BC Beat is a creative, collaborative process and outlet for artists working professionally in theater. Thank you to everyone who helps make BC Beat possible.

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Team


BC Beat is a creative, collaborative process and outlet for artists working professionally in theater. Thank you to everyone who helps make BC Beat possible.

Creative Director & Producer
Jennifer Jancuska

Jennifer Jancuska is an American choreographer noted for her narrative and physical approach to theatre.  She is currently working with The Public Theater, Camille A. Brown and Daniel Aukin for FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Associate Choreographer), Lawrence Arancio  for CAP21's production of RENT (Choreographer), Lillian King for New London Barn Playhouse's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Choreographer), Vincent Marini for Flat Rock Playhouse's MISS SAIGON (Choreographer), and with producer, Justin Nichols in collaboration with composers Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke. Throughout the 2013 - 2014 season, Jennifer has also worked with Andy Blankenbuehler (ONLY GOLD), Michael Heiztman, Nick Blaemire and the Lucille Lortel Foundation as Choreographer for the annual live awards show, and with Vincent Marini, Richard Hinds and Flat Rock Playhouse on COTTON PATCH GOSPEL (Choreographer), EVITA (Associate Director/Choreographer), LES MISERABLES (Choreographer), the re-imagined, sold-out production of CATS (Choreographer, Associate Director), and LOST HIGHWAY (Choreographer, Associate Director).

Recent work also includes choreography for ZELDA: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY with Andy Blankenbuehler, Frank Wildhorn, Jack Murphy and Vincent Marini, associate director/choreographer at The Royal George Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre and the Merrimack Theatre, lead flyer and assistant choreographer for Phish at Madison Square Garden, as well as choreographer and master teacher for studios and universities including the Shanghai Theatre Academy, University of the Arts, PACE University, College of Charleston and Broadway Dance Center.  A graduate of Cornell University, Jennifer is also the co-founder of Broadway Connection, a national and international arts education organization and the creative director and producer of BC Beat.

Stage Manager
Emily Hayes

Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody. Off-Broadway: Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (Roundabout), Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver (Signature Theatre), Antony & Cleopatra (Public Theatre), SITI Company’s Trojan Women (BAM).  Regional: World Premiere of A Little More Alive (Kansas City Rep), World Premiere of Hands on a Hardbody (La Jolla Playhouse), The Revenger’s Tragedy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (La Jolla Playhouse/ UC San Diego), Fiddler on the Roof, Rumors (St Michael’s Playhouse).  International: Continuum: beyond the killing fields (Brazil Tour), Peter Pan (London).

Film Director
Marjorie LeWit

Marjorie LeWit is a shooter/editor in NYC and LA. Recent videography work includes Sutton Foster in Concert, Carrie Manolakos in Concert, Broadway Under the Stars for Transcendence Theatre Company, and traveling the US for Sabra Hummus. Editing credits include Broadway Dance Lab for Josh Prince, Transcendence Theatre Company, DanceOn's "Smooth Criminal: The Michael Jackson Experience" featuring Rickey Tripp and Yeasayer's "Sunrise" as well as videos for Face Stockholm, Sabra Hummus and previous BC Beats!

Sound Design and DJ
Justin Johnston

The mission is to get you on the floor to dance on top of your obstacles.  Theater- Rent (Broadway), Angel.  Rent (Off-Broadway), Roger.  Recording artist with bands 'JSTN' and 'Romero and Johnston.'  Twitter- Johnstonation. Facebook- Jstnmusic.  Soundcloud- Johnstonmusic. 

Photographer
Travis Magee

Travis Magee has been photographing dance since he was sixteen years old when he was recruited to create work for the Genesis Dance Company. Since then, he has been training and working as a professional dancer and dance photographer. As a dancer, Mr. Magee had the honor of being a member of the Lucinda Childs Dance Company as well as a frequent guest performer for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.

As a photographer, Travis Magee’s work has been shared throughout the world, where he has enjoyed international acclaim for his unique vision of dance imagery. His work is based on the concept of capturing real-life kinetic movement in order to elicit complex emotions. As a result, all of Mr. Magee's photography is achieved in one choreographed shot, and he does not use Photoshop to manipulate or construct his images.

Stylist
Whitney Addams

Whitney is a costume designer and stylist based in New York City. Recently she was the Costume Design Assistant to Catherine Martin on Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby as well as the NY Costume Shopper/Assistant on their new stage production of Strictly Ballroom: The Musical.

Designs Include:  Les Misérables (Zach Theatre), Tonight At 8:30 starring Blythe Danner & Simon Jones (Guild Hall), Common Sense Police (Web), SeXcurity (IRT), Chekhov’s Swan Song (Russian Arts Theatre), The Spring Fling 2012 & 2014 (F*It Club), Phish New Years Eve Concert at Madison Square Garden 2012, 2013, & 2014, Phish Halloween 2013 Concert: Wombat (Boardwalk Hall), New Voices & New Visions 2012 (New School for Drama), LoveSick (Project Y), Robot Apocalypse - Pilot (Web), Follow Me Down (Aporia Theatre), Distance & The Seagull (Columbia University), Capture The Flag Festival (NY Theatre Experiment), The Terrible Girls (FringeNYC).  Styling: Baz Luhrmann for New York Times Magazine & other events.  Degree from UC San Diego. For more info, please visit www.whitneyadams.com

Spring 2014 BC Beat Sponsors
Broadway Connection
Don Matteson & At Home in Brooklyn
LaDuca Shoes