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Great Choreographers Step Outside the Box

Working in Theatre


The cast of the revival of “Zoot Suit” at the Mark Taper Forum.

Photo by Craig Schwartz

As a choreographer for theatre, Maria Torres creates movement and production numbers that propel the story forward or help transition between scenes. In this Working in Theatre video, Torres, who recently choreographed our 2017 production of Zoot Suit, explains what it takes to do the job well: an understanding of the piece’s story, content, and characters, as well as the individuality of the actors and dancers—all while challenging yourself to step outside the box.

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