JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. (WIVT/WBGH) – Before leaving city, two dancers in “Pretty Women” left their mark on some native faculty children.
Students at Saint James School in Johnson City had been handled to a Broadway Dance Workshop by the performers, the place they had been taught a sequence from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical “Cats”.
The college students even gave themselves new Jellicle Cat names to really embrace their roles within the dance.
Hank Santos, an ensemble member in “Pretty Women”, began the workshops final 12 months when he got here to the Southern Tier for “Cats” and was contacted by the varsity to host a lesson for the children.
Now in his second 12 months, Santos hopes the expertise he offers college students, encourages them to pursue the humanities.
“There’s so many things that you can do with your life,” Santos stated.” You don’t have to follow one certain path. You know, even if musicals maybe aren’t your thing. You hear music and you decide ‘hey, maybe I want to play that’, or you see someone performing and go ‘oh I want to be an actor’, or I want to be on a stage or I want to be behind the scenes on a stage, you know, working on lights or sound or whatever. There’s so many things and so many lanes that they can go down, and this is just a great time for them.”
With performances in Binghamton wrapped up, Santos and his forged mates will proceed their regional tour all through the approaching months.
The group began their tour in Utica final month and plan to complete in Scranton someday in May.