Friday June 23, 2017

Aussie Choreographers Yvette Lee and Paul Malek step into the spotlight

Choreographers often spend their careers hiding in the darkness side stage or behind the camera, but two of Australia’s leading choreographers Yvette Lee and Paul Malek are doing just the opposite.
paul yvetteThis power duo of dance, whose combined choreographic careers are glittered with credentials such as So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Rock of Ages, and Hair The Musical, are stepping out from the shadows to host a brand new dance chat show, aptly named DANCE CHAT.
A weekly chat show all about dance, the program feature interviews, entertainment and lifestyle segments, special guest performances and weekly dance news from around the country.
The ever-fierce Yvette Lee, fresh off the set as choreographer for Chris Lilley’s TV series Ja’mie, said she was excited to be invited to join the DANCE CHAT programme.
“There was a need for this. There was no concept like this around. We all love dance, we love talking about it, so it’s great to be part of a show dedicated to it” she said.
DANCE CHAT is more than just a online series. It is a 20-minute chat show programme designed to inform and inspire.

Broadcasting on YouTube is the new medium accessible to the world.
Prolific dance entrepreneur and contemporary choreographer Paul Malek is enthusiastic about the YouTube channel and says broadcasting through this medium allows honest interaction.
“The show is being aired exclusively on YouTube and we’re so excited about that,” he said.
“Platforms like YouTube allow artists to engage directly with their audiences. The viewers not only feel part of the show but they can also help shape the content, which is just awesome.” he said. 
“The online reaction has been incredible so far and it’s only been one week since we launched. Our Facebook Page received over 1500 likes in the first twelve hours.”
So what can we expect from the first episode?
“The first episode is going to be massive. We have the hugely popular commercial choreographer Marko Panzic joining us on the couch, a special interview with international YouTube sensation Miranda Sings, and a few more surprises up our sleeves.” Mr Malek said.
Premiering on November 18, DANCE CHAT is ready to launch.
And with the much-anticipated return of So You Think You Can Dance Australia, conversation will be flowing.
Join the conversation
YVETTE LEE: Yvette has enjoyed a diverse choreographic career working in all facets of the entertainment industry.
Television credits include So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Everybody Dance Now, Dancing with the Stars, Australian Idol, ARIA Awards, So You Think You Can Dance Greece, Australia Day Live Concert at Parliament House, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Comedy Inc, Neighbours, The Taiwanese Wiggles & The Pacific produced by Stephen Spielberg & HBO.
Theatre credits include, Moonshadow, Cat Stevens World Premiere, Resident Director & Choreographer of Rock of Ages, The Little Match Girl at The Malthouse & Queen Elizabeth Hall London, The History Boys, assistant Choreographer for Sweet Charity, Dusty, & Shout the Legend of the Wild One.
Film clip credits include Selwyns ‘Not Gonna Let You Go’, Ricki Lee’s, ‘Can’t Sing a Different Song’ & ‘Can’t touch It’, Bobby Fox’s ‘Wanna be your Lover’ & Deni Hines‘Son of a Preacher Man’ & ‘Water for Chocolate’.
Currently Yvette has just completed Choreographing Chris Lilly’s new television series ‘Jam’ie, Private School Girl’  and Cosentino the Grand Illusionist’s new Chanel 7 TV special & National Tour.
PAUL MALEK: Paul Malek is renowned as one of Australia’s most innovative and hardworking theatre creators.
A prolific dance entrepreneur, Paul is the driving force behind Australian dance businesses Underground Melbourne, Immersed Dance Industry Gala, Project Y, dance media company Boom Media, and theatrical production company Collaboration The Project.
Paul’s choreographic credits include; So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Dancing with the Stars, Animalia (Film), Hair The Musical, Yours Truly, and a plethora of highly acclaimed theatrical dance productions.
In June 2013 Paul was awarded the role of directer and choreographer for the Australian dance feature film UP HERE, set for release in 2014. 
A regular choreographer for many corporate event companies & variety shows throughout the world, Paul has worked with leading brands such as Disney, Norwegian Cruise lines, Crown Events, and artists such as Darren Hayes and Rhonda Burchmore.
Paul is actively engaged in the Australian dance community. As artistic director of The Victorian Dance
Festival, and and an active board member of Australian Teachers of Dancing International, Paul’s passion is clear; to develop a strong and connected local artistic environment, allowing creative artists to grow and expand their craft.

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