What Teddy Forance Has Been Up To
Remember “All the Right Moves?” And remember during those last few, tension-filled episodes, when Shaping Sound co-founder and resident fedora-wearer Teddy Forance was repeatedly missing in action?
Teddy was busy—and today we finally get to find out exactly what the contemporary choreographer (and awesome freestyler) was up to.
It does not involve kissing Noelle or any of his other friends’ girlfriends.
Ohhh, burn! Sorry, Ted. We love you.
And we love your new project!
It was clear during the eight episodes of “ATRM” that Teddy was always wanting to do more. He was committed to Shaping Sound and the company’s work, but Teddy seemed to have this constant desire to add more choreography, more classes, more inspiration to his growing plate of extracurriculars.
So Teddy and his friend, producer/composer Jon Arpino, joined forces and created Movement One.
is a documentary following Teddy and Jon’s quest to create a 30-minute performance (set to an original score) using 20 dancers—in just eight days. The task was ambitious and the camera crews were there for every gorgeously-executed step along the way. You get to see every rehearsal, every brainstorming session, interviews with the dancers and, of course, the final show.
But—no surprise here—not everything goes oh-so-smoothly in those eight days. One of the show’s stars (spoiler: Teddy) has to bow out of the performance with little time to spare. Can the guys find a replacement? Will Teddy be OK? Does anyone wear a tank top?
Oh, and did we mention the superstar lineup Teddy gathered for Movement One? Name your favorite “So You Think You Can Dance” alums and you’ll find them in the cast. tWitch! Allison Holker! Jaimie Goodwin! Kathryn McCormick! (So basically all of Dance Spirit‘s 2012 cover stars, plus a few other OMG-so-good dancers including Michael Keefe, Jason Parsons and Ben Susak.)
The documentary is an hour long and, lucky you, you can watch it today for free!