SAVOY Dance Troupe (SDT)
PRO FORMA PROPOSAL
SDT will bring authentic recreations of Swing Era club dance performances to the SAVOY experience in Second Life.
Produce a monthly party event at SAVOY which will include 15 minute stage dance acts in addition to normal SAVOY dance party activities. Dance performances will be set up as “turn-key” processes that can be operated by various creative team members at all hours. Parties will be two hours, with stage dance performances in the “middle” of each hour. Guests will be on the dance floor or seated to the sides as they prefer. Parties will showcase the music of the relevant time period (20s, 30s, 40s)
SDT Creative Team Coordinators will involve any and all willing team partners in their area of responsibility.
Runnin’ Wild (1920s)
Recreate the dance performance from the Broadway show “Runnin’ Wild”
(featuring Adelaide Hall)
Cotton Club Dancers (1930s)
Recreate the stage dance performance of the dancers at the Cotton Club
Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers (1940s)
Recreate the stage dance performance of the Lindy Hoppers at the SAVOY
Avant-garde Dance (2010s)
Modern dance performance supported by Neo-swing and Electro-swing music
Creation of Teams January 2019
Build-out of Stage Support January 2019
Develop Choreography - Party 1 February 2019
First Monthly Performance (party 1) March 2019
Develop Party 2 March 2019
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION PLAN
Coordinator: Jackie Brown
We want a collaborative effort from the SAVOY Imagineers under Jackie’s guidance.
Initially we will target two males and two females, all expressing as black dancers.
Coordinators: Carl & Barbie
Make necessary changes to the stage and green rooms
Build a Ready Room above the ballroom to house the mover and dancers “back stage”
Identify iconic songs for each of the SDT Parties
Build playlist of songs, MC voice, and voiceover narrative parts
Identify publicity opportunities for SDT parties (i.e., Dance Queens, etc.)
Produce flyers for each SDT party (reusable)
Distribute publicity collateral to support each SDT party