#1) When You Love Someone
Choreographer: Chase Bowden
Music: “When You Love Someone” by James TW
A beautiful piece that begins with a married couple in a fantastically choreographed fight that leads to their divorce. It then turns to their son, who is really struggling with the split. They each try to confort him separately. It’s a full story encapsulated in just three and a half minutes. The choreography was very impressive.
#2) Remind Me
Choreographers: Matthew Kazmierczak & Daniel Bernardo
Music: “Remind Me” by Emily King
An exceptional piece about a couple who first meet on a bench in a park. They fall in love as they remind each other of something that they used to feel, something they had been missing. The dancing fully captures the song and is so full of joy.
Choreographer: Caleb Brauner
This was the opening piece. In a competition show, it can be difficult to win when you go first. It’s very hard to remember at the very end. Also, when the audience is watching it, they don’t have anything else to compare it to. Nevertheless, this one was a fantastic start and thus earns the #3 spot.
#4) The Man and the Machine
Choreographer: Alan Salazar
Music: “The man who married a robot” by The 1975 w/ and Sh’Diah by Bon Iver
A very unique piece in which a man falls in love with the internet. The only light is from handheld lights held by the dancers. The main character has a blue light, while the others have orange and red. It is very visually pleasing and a great representation of the song.
The official winners of the 2020 Capezio A.C.E. Awards:
1) Grayson McGuire & Shiori Kamijo
2) Noelle Marsh
3) Sarah Steben and Brandon Croisetiere
The musical choices all night were excellent. Here are a few of the other songs used:
Scott Joplin – The Entertainer
Donovan Woods – Portland, Maine
Lo-Fand – “You’re The One That I Want”
Jesse Marchant – Reminders, Defeats
JSMN – Talk is Cheap
Natalie Cole – This Will Be
Get tickets now for full shows choreographed by last year’s winners through Saturday at https://www.themontalban.com/moves.
Cost of a ticket: $40 and up
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It +
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