Shaping Sound’s ‘After the Curtain’ at Civic Center

DES MOINES — Travis Wall, Break the Floor Productions and Des Moines Performing Arts announces that Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain–the new show by America’s hottest dance company–will perform one night only at the Des Moines Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. Tickets to Shaping Sound can be purchased beginning July 10 starting at 9 a.m. at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

Shaping Sound was established in Los Angeles in 2012 with a focus on contemporary dance and choreographic artistry. Created by the 2015 Emmy Award winner (and six-time Emmy Award nominee) for Outstanding Choreography Wall, along with partners Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, the company is an evocative collaboration by diverse artists who describe themselves as ‘visual musicians’ i.e. their dance gives shape and form to sound.

Shaping Sound has impacted audiences with a unique fusion of jazz, modern and hip-hop choreography. The four young dancers broke into public awareness with the debut of their reality television series All The Right Moves on the Oxygen channel which followed them in their quest to launch the dance company. Since that time they have been showcased on all of America’s popular prime time dance, awards, entertainment and music shows, including: So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Glee and The 2013 Prime Time Emmy Awards. They were featured in Carrie Underwood’s Grammy Award-winning music video “Something In The Water,” and they are frequent guests on The Ellen Show. 

After the Curtain is the second show for the eclectic dance company, following on the heels of the spellbinding Dance Reimagined which toured North America for four years. Conceived and choreographed by Wall, After The Curtain tells the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart wrenching, breath taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever. Wall will be dancing in the show throughout the tour schedule, and he will be joined by his Shaping Sound co-founder Lazzarini. The remaining company of 12 dancers will be announced at a later date.

Wall, artistic director, is the winner of the 2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. He was the runner-up for the Fox reality show So You Think You Can Dance Season 2, and is currently a resident choreographer for the national dance competition show. He is a five-time Emmy nominated choreographer for his work on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. He choreographed the music of stage shows for Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato. Additional TV credits include choreographing the 82nd Academy Awards, Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Special on ABC, the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and an episode of “Pretty Little Liars” featuring Maddie Ziegler. Feature Film credits include choreography for “The Wedding Ringer” starring Kevin Hart and the contemporary numbers for the feature film Step Up Revolution. He had the privilege of working with First Lady, Michelle Obama on her Let’s Move Campaign where he created the GimmeFive routine that was performed on Ellen and at The White House. Travis teaches with Nuvo Dance Convention.

Don’t miss the thrilling new show by Shaping Sound: After The Curtain.