The Broadway Warm-Up (TBW) is a completely synchronized vocal and dance warm-up for the professional performer. Deidre and I came together to create TBW because we both felt there was something missing in the industry. We’ve created a warm-up that is a completely synchronized warm-up for both dancing and singing where the movement is designed to free the voice and the voice is organically connected to the movement. We’ve also built in tools that an actor can use on a daily basis to get ready for virtually any performance. It’s an innovative new warm-up that can be a fun and time efficient daily ritual!
Performers today are asked to put their bodies through extreme rigors, similar to that of an Olympic athlete, 8 times a week and to maintain a high level of excellence and proficiency. To do this, it is essential that performers do a proper vocal and dance warm-up before each performance. In today's fast paced world, many performers might skip their vocal or dance or warm-up (or both) because they don't feel they have the time to complete it, they are not sure what to do or they feel a sense of embarrassment warming up a skill that they feel less proficient in (singing or dancing). The Broadway Warm-Up will evolve the way performers prepare for their show and help to ensure the longevity of a performers career. As far as our research can tell, this is the first time a warm-up like this has been developed. It has been designed so that a performer can warm-up their voice , body and mind completely in just 30 minutes!
We've been developing TBW over the past year. In early trials, dancers who felt less proficient singing stated that by combining the warm-up they felt less self conscious about their voice and were surprised by the vocal freedom they experienced. Vocalists who tried the warm-up had a similar experience when it came to dancing.
We are planning to make a high quality video that will be available as a DVD, digital download, in blue-ray and eventually as an app. There will also be a version that is simply audio download. We are in talks with several prominent composers to create the "soundtrack" for TBW. The video will be shot in an actual theatre to give viewers that true "Broadway" vibe and there will be a separate section shot in a rehearsal studio where we break down all of the technique details so that everyone can get the most out of this unique and exciting warm-up.
We've already got a fantastic Director and Editor on board and are in talks with several other potential team members including set designers, lighting designers, costume/ makeup designers, graphic designers... to name a few! Right now, we are on schedule to start distributing the video in Fall 2011.
The money you contribute to TBW Video will be going to renting cameras , lighting and audio equipment, renting a theatre and rehearsal studio to shoot in, paying our actors (who will be demonstrating the warm-up along with us)and musicians, paying our crew and feeding our cast and crew .
Please be assured that every dollar will make a difference.
The Broadway Warm-Up Video is the medium through which we can share this innovative new warm-up with performers throughout the world and help to ensure that they have the tools they need to maintain their health and longevity throughout their careers . We're beyond excited about it and hope that you are too.
Thanks so much for you time and interest! Keep an eye out for more updates coming soon.
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