Dance Magazine went inside the making of the festival.

, Sponsored by Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Sponsored by USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Amber Gray and Patrick Page on their journey with Hadestown ›, Patrick Page ('Hadestown') on Broadway's god of the underworld ... ›, Dancing In The Dark | Patrick Page | The Official Website ›, Go Behind the Scenes of USC Kaufman’s Virtual Dance Festival. We chatted with Page and Gray about what it's been like to incarnate these dueling deities. Page has a tumultuous history with dance. Even amidst Hadestown's moving set pieces, he seems at ease, whether he's scaling staircases, crossing turntables, or descending into his underworld. This is how I know I'm safe on stage with this man. One time I dropped it. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! And then we were able to hold hands on the way up and go straight into our dance.PAGE: It was cool because it was this little spontaneous dance of the relationship. "Every day I could see that I was frustrating the choreographer tremendously, so I kept going to my understudy, secretly, and asking him to work the dance with me because he could do it, and I couldn't.". We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out. "If you've been in the business as long as I have, you learn that good material like this doesn't come along that often—it comes along once a decade or so," says Page. But you have to be comfortable with it not being right for as long as it takes.". Mental Health Advocate. "I tried to ignore it, but I was scared. Patrick Page Shares Fascinating Backstage Stories & Hilarious Mishaps From Hadestown, Spider-Man, The Grinch, The Lion King and Beauty & the Beast May 13, 2019; Patrick Page Brings One-Man Show to Prague January 7, 2019; Anaïs Mitchell’s ‘Hadestown’ to Open on Broadway in April November 27, 2018 190,835, This story has been shared 170,024 times. By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive emails from Time Out about news, events, offers and partner promotions. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights Patrick Page and Amber Gray rehearsing Hadestown. ", Patrick Page on Instagram: “Motivation Monday: my fear of dancing bordered on phobic. I don't know who said this about writing a play but I imagine it's true about directing a play as well: You don't finish, you just have to abandon it because you've got to go on to the next thing. . Of course, some of this might come with experience. Try another? "I want to raise my hand." Page's Hades looks at comfortable, almost devil-may-care (pardon the pun) at times. I was looking for jobs for my acting students when I saw this ad and it said they wanted a bass. So Hadestown 4.0 isn't necessarily the end. PAGE: I think you're right. And then I saw that it was directed by Rachel Chavkin, one of the best directors working today—I hadn't seen a director like her since Julie Taymor. 83,794, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved 170,024, This story has been shared 83,794 times. "I did Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark," Page says. PAGE: I never thought I would do musicals. But you're never satisfied. "You have a rehearsal process, and then a filming process, and a production process of putting it together," says assistant professor of practice Jennifer McQuiston Lott of the prerecorded and professionally edited festival. Rachel Chavkin once again served as director, with performances scheduled for November 11 - December 3, 2017, with Amber Gray and Patrick Page … Sidney Ramsey (BFA '21) in Saleemah E. Knight's class last year, USC Kaufman artist in residence Hope Boykin leading rehearsal last semester, USC Kaufman dancer Benjamin Peralta (BFA '22), "If the world was a bunch of people sitting in a room, and you raise your hand, then you better have something interesting to say," says our February cover star @rajafeatherkelly. How has your onstage relationship evolved over the years?PAGE: For me, it's been about deepening, which for me is just about trust with Amber. © 2020 Time Out America LLC and affiliated companies owned by Time Out Group Plc. We recently saw “Hadestown” co-stars Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada do a show there. All rights reserved. Time Out is a registered trademark of Time Out America LLC. That's when you're like, Oh, that's what this moment is. It's not like we're hanging out all the time. {{ links." /> Dance Magazine went inside the making of the festival.

, Sponsored by Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Sponsored by USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Amber Gray and Patrick Page on their journey with Hadestown ›, Patrick Page ('Hadestown') on Broadway's god of the underworld ... ›, Dancing In The Dark | Patrick Page | The Official Website ›, Go Behind the Scenes of USC Kaufman’s Virtual Dance Festival. We chatted with Page and Gray about what it's been like to incarnate these dueling deities. Page has a tumultuous history with dance. Even amidst Hadestown's moving set pieces, he seems at ease, whether he's scaling staircases, crossing turntables, or descending into his underworld. This is how I know I'm safe on stage with this man. One time I dropped it. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! And then we were able to hold hands on the way up and go straight into our dance.PAGE: It was cool because it was this little spontaneous dance of the relationship. "Every day I could see that I was frustrating the choreographer tremendously, so I kept going to my understudy, secretly, and asking him to work the dance with me because he could do it, and I couldn't.". We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out. "If you've been in the business as long as I have, you learn that good material like this doesn't come along that often—it comes along once a decade or so," says Page. But you have to be comfortable with it not being right for as long as it takes.". Mental Health Advocate. "I tried to ignore it, but I was scared. Patrick Page Shares Fascinating Backstage Stories & Hilarious Mishaps From Hadestown, Spider-Man, The Grinch, The Lion King and Beauty & the Beast May 13, 2019; Patrick Page Brings One-Man Show to Prague January 7, 2019; Anaïs Mitchell’s ‘Hadestown’ to Open on Broadway in April November 27, 2018 190,835, This story has been shared 170,024 times. By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive emails from Time Out about news, events, offers and partner promotions. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights Patrick Page and Amber Gray rehearsing Hadestown. ", Patrick Page on Instagram: “Motivation Monday: my fear of dancing bordered on phobic. I don't know who said this about writing a play but I imagine it's true about directing a play as well: You don't finish, you just have to abandon it because you've got to go on to the next thing. . Of course, some of this might come with experience. Try another? "I want to raise my hand." Page's Hades looks at comfortable, almost devil-may-care (pardon the pun) at times. I was looking for jobs for my acting students when I saw this ad and it said they wanted a bass. So Hadestown 4.0 isn't necessarily the end. PAGE: I think you're right. And then I saw that it was directed by Rachel Chavkin, one of the best directors working today—I hadn't seen a director like her since Julie Taymor. 83,794, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved 170,024, This story has been shared 83,794 times. "I did Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark," Page says. PAGE: I never thought I would do musicals. But you're never satisfied. "You have a rehearsal process, and then a filming process, and a production process of putting it together," says assistant professor of practice Jennifer McQuiston Lott of the prerecorded and professionally edited festival. Rachel Chavkin once again served as director, with performances scheduled for November 11 - December 3, 2017, with Amber Gray and Patrick Page … Sidney Ramsey (BFA '21) in Saleemah E. Knight's class last year, USC Kaufman artist in residence Hope Boykin leading rehearsal last semester, USC Kaufman dancer Benjamin Peralta (BFA '22), "If the world was a bunch of people sitting in a room, and you raise your hand, then you better have something interesting to say," says our February cover star @rajafeatherkelly. How has your onstage relationship evolved over the years?PAGE: For me, it's been about deepening, which for me is just about trust with Amber. © 2020 Time Out America LLC and affiliated companies owned by Time Out Group Plc. We recently saw “Hadestown” co-stars Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada do a show there. All rights reserved. Time Out is a registered trademark of Time Out America LLC. That's when you're like, Oh, that's what this moment is. It's not like we're hanging out all the time. {{ links." />

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It's a paradox.GRAY: Some directors, once a show is open, just leave it forever. But now I just love it.GRAY: I think the show has gotten cleaner and clear with each production we've done, and way more fun to do. All semester long, they've rehearsed via Zoom from their respective student apartments or hometowns. Reblog. . But there was something about this show in particular which meant he had to push through his fear. Anaïs Mitchell's bluesy folk opera, inspired by the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, had its first professional theatrical iteration in 2016, when director Rachel Chavkin staged it at New York Theatre Workshop with Page and Gray as the tempestuous gods Hades and Persephone. From the moment Hades and Persephone emerge on their balcony overlooking their empire, it's obvious they've got a lot of history. Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon! HadestownPhotograph: Courtesy Matthew Murphy, Both of you trained as actors, and came to musicals accidentally. The Musical, and Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Page's Hades looks at comfortable, almost devil-may-care (pardon the pun) at times. "Eventually, I got comfortable with it, and I got to love the movement of Lumière," he says. There's a rare moment in Broadway's Hadestown where the audience is able to breathe a sigh of relief. If you had told me years ago this is what I would be doing, I would have said you were out of your mind. In his first Broadway show, Beauty and the Beast, Page was cast as Lumière, the singing candelabra, and his character's big moment was a soft-shoe tango—which posed an immediate challenge for him. This restaurant is like our dining room. He told me very kindly and as lovingly as he could that I was the best actor, but the other boy was a better singer. After Beauty and the Beast, he went on to shock audiences with some of the most iconic Broadway villains, like the Green Goblin in Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, the Grinch in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Privacy Notice [Singing] "Be our guest! PAGE: And the music, you know? And I can’t tell you all the fashionable people who ask me, “Who is it by?”. ", In order to find more ease within the number, Page focuses on the intention of his character, Hades. And that's where I met my wife!GRAY: Oh my God, I did not know that! GRAY: Well, that one time was quite magical! Patrick Page and Amber Gray have been on the road to Hadestown for years. But Hadestown's last three mountings—at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Canada, at London's National Theatre and now on Broadway—have been on proscenium stages. PAGE: I Just palm a flower and then try to pop it out. How has that affected your performances? I want to know." When I was in [Broadway’s 2014] “Casa Valentina,” I played a cross-dresser. I’m sure I’ve worn it over 100 times, so it’s more than paid for itself. ilysm: I love you so much. PAGE: I definitely love Amber and consider her a friend, but she's got two babies and a husband, and I've got my wife. ", Now more than ever, the students of USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance are embodying their program's vision: "The New Movement.". Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham joins ‘Dreams’ TikTok brigade, Horny men are begging cam girls for kinky Zoom calls amid Toobin scandal, Dolly Parton Brings Stephen Colbert to Tears Singing “Bury Me Beneath The Willow” on ‘The Late Show’, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved, Man charged with threatening to kidnap, kill Biden and Kamala Harris, Actress Nicki Clyne reveals 10-year relationship with Nxivm sex-cult leader. "And if it's me, it's never going to be perfect. Even amidst Hadestown's moving set pieces, he seems at ease, whether he's scaling staircases, crossing turntables, or descending into his underworld. GRAY: I don't think I would engage with the audience as much if we hadn't done it the way we did at New York Theatre Workshop. : Jayme Thornton (@jaymethornton), A post shared by dancemagazine (@dancemagazine) on Feb 6, 2020 at 3:28pm PST, Amber Gray and Patrick Page. And the lyrics are almost like little poems. The smash-hit success is not well-known for being light-hearted or easy-going; Hadestown is a show full of workers and walls and, well, the second act largely takes place in a slightly modernized version of hell. Usually, while my toes are drying, I’ll have them massage my neck and shoulders. If something occurs to her eight months deep, I'm like, "Tell me, sister. Déjà vu! We love to take a walk with her in Riverside Park. That's just such a great insight on top of a wonderful knocking-together of sounds. We have a maltipoo, Georgie. You have to allow it to be imperfect for as long as necessary," says Page. Dance Magazine went inside the making of the festival.

, Sponsored by Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Sponsored by USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Amber Gray and Patrick Page on their journey with Hadestown ›, Patrick Page ('Hadestown') on Broadway's god of the underworld ... ›, Dancing In The Dark | Patrick Page | The Official Website ›, Go Behind the Scenes of USC Kaufman’s Virtual Dance Festival. We chatted with Page and Gray about what it's been like to incarnate these dueling deities. Page has a tumultuous history with dance. Even amidst Hadestown's moving set pieces, he seems at ease, whether he's scaling staircases, crossing turntables, or descending into his underworld. This is how I know I'm safe on stage with this man. One time I dropped it. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! And then we were able to hold hands on the way up and go straight into our dance.PAGE: It was cool because it was this little spontaneous dance of the relationship. "Every day I could see that I was frustrating the choreographer tremendously, so I kept going to my understudy, secretly, and asking him to work the dance with me because he could do it, and I couldn't.". We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out. "If you've been in the business as long as I have, you learn that good material like this doesn't come along that often—it comes along once a decade or so," says Page. But you have to be comfortable with it not being right for as long as it takes.". Mental Health Advocate. "I tried to ignore it, but I was scared. Patrick Page Shares Fascinating Backstage Stories & Hilarious Mishaps From Hadestown, Spider-Man, The Grinch, The Lion King and Beauty & the Beast May 13, 2019; Patrick Page Brings One-Man Show to Prague January 7, 2019; Anaïs Mitchell’s ‘Hadestown’ to Open on Broadway in April November 27, 2018 190,835, This story has been shared 170,024 times. By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive emails from Time Out about news, events, offers and partner promotions. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights Patrick Page and Amber Gray rehearsing Hadestown. ", Patrick Page on Instagram: “Motivation Monday: my fear of dancing bordered on phobic. I don't know who said this about writing a play but I imagine it's true about directing a play as well: You don't finish, you just have to abandon it because you've got to go on to the next thing. . Of course, some of this might come with experience. Try another? "I want to raise my hand." Page's Hades looks at comfortable, almost devil-may-care (pardon the pun) at times. I was looking for jobs for my acting students when I saw this ad and it said they wanted a bass. So Hadestown 4.0 isn't necessarily the end. PAGE: I think you're right. And then I saw that it was directed by Rachel Chavkin, one of the best directors working today—I hadn't seen a director like her since Julie Taymor. 83,794, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved 170,024, This story has been shared 83,794 times. "I did Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark," Page says. PAGE: I never thought I would do musicals. But you're never satisfied. "You have a rehearsal process, and then a filming process, and a production process of putting it together," says assistant professor of practice Jennifer McQuiston Lott of the prerecorded and professionally edited festival. Rachel Chavkin once again served as director, with performances scheduled for November 11 - December 3, 2017, with Amber Gray and Patrick Page … Sidney Ramsey (BFA '21) in Saleemah E. Knight's class last year, USC Kaufman artist in residence Hope Boykin leading rehearsal last semester, USC Kaufman dancer Benjamin Peralta (BFA '22), "If the world was a bunch of people sitting in a room, and you raise your hand, then you better have something interesting to say," says our February cover star @rajafeatherkelly. How has your onstage relationship evolved over the years?PAGE: For me, it's been about deepening, which for me is just about trust with Amber. © 2020 Time Out America LLC and affiliated companies owned by Time Out Group Plc. We recently saw “Hadestown” co-stars Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada do a show there. All rights reserved. Time Out is a registered trademark of Time Out America LLC. That's when you're like, Oh, that's what this moment is. It's not like we're hanging out all the time.

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