Behind the Scenes withMaxine Lyle ’00
Step Show: The Musical
Apr 29 | 7 PM | Virtual | Free
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College, 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA
STEP SHOW: THE MUSICAL is a new theatrical work by Maxine Lyle ‘00 that combines step, rap, spoken word and song to tell the story of a college freshman as she navigates the world of step and academia. Currently in development, STEP SHOW: THE MUSICAL is part of the CenterSeries’ 2020-2021 Artist’s Studio program, supporting the creative process of theater and dance makers. Join us for a behind-the-scenes exploration of Lyle’s creative process and the unique challenges and strategies to developing a dance-based musical in a pandemic. Sharing never-before-seen rehearsal footage that was filmed in partnership with Williams College, Mass MoCA and Sankofa, Lyle and members of her creative team will discuss their process for developing music, choreography and dialogue that address themes around black identity, trauma, and activism.

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