Tampa Bay Overheard: So they think they can dance

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Break the Floor Productions is bringing its eclectic dance company Shaping Sound to Tampa on Nov. 9 for After the Curtain, the story of one gay man’s love and loss.

The 32-city tour, stopping then at the Straz, was conceived and choreographed by out, Emmy-winning choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance runner-up Travis Wall. Audiences will watch Wall and his team of 14 “visual musicians,” including the dance company’s co-creator Nick Lazzarini, “tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love.” Lazzarini was the winner of the reality competition’s first season.

The production, set within the very-closeted 1940s, will last two hours and detail the struggle of coming out, something Wall connected with. “I really wanted to add a piece of myself and a piece of my soul to this show,” he said. “That’s why I created a love story that’s between two men.”

Dance enthusiasts can learn more about the show, described as “heart-wrenching, breathtaking and ultimately uplifting,” by calling the Straz at 813-229-7827 or by visiting strazcenter.org.

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