PlaylistHQ Winners of the 2020 Capezio A.C.E. Awards at The Montalban: #1) Chase Bowden #2) Matthew Kazmierczak & Daniel Bernardo #3) Caleb Brauner #4) Alan Salazar (January 15, 2020)

PlaylistHQ Winners:

#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.

#3) Self-Reflection

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

Shiori Kamijo_ Break the Floor Productions 1

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 +
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Quinn Delaney

 

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