Doris Day's Heaven Tonight
All choreography by Matthew Neff The following videos features clips from various rehearsals for a full length piece that will pay homage to Doris Day. Three of her classic films (April in Paris, Calamity Jane and Lullaby of Broadway) serve as the inspiration for the montage of moments in this piece. One dancer will be featured portraying Doris Day as she dances through the various scenes. This video is not intended to imply that this is the finished product. This is just samples of the choreography motifs the final piece will be based on. The exclusive new track is performed by Doris Day and remixed by Hex Hector. Matthew Neff has exclusive permission to use this music. Full length of the song is 5:38 The professional dancers in these rehearsals include: Kiva Dawson (Boardwalk Empire, Across The Universe) Linds Dunn (Twilight: The Musical, West Side Story) Ian Liberto (How To Succeed..., Billy Elliot) Courtney Jordan (Petrouchka) Kaitlin Mesh (Anything Goes, Twilight: The Musical, West Side Story) Leah O'Donnell (Metropolitan Opera, Peep Show, Across The Universe) Amy Ryerson (Smash, West Side Story) Clifton Samuels (Twilight: The Musical Follies) The piece will have 9 dancers total. Matthew Neff (Choreographer) has performed in Julie Taymor's Across The Universe, Avril Lavigne’s He Wasn’t video, Clear Blue Tuesday directed by Elizabeth Lucas. Neff’s choreography has been seen in The Telluride AIDS Benefit, Oklahoma! at Summer Lyric Theatre, the musical Crazy Head Space, The Who’s Tommy at CRT, the music video Worst Texter for MVPLeez. In 2010 Neff wrote, directed, choreographed, and constructed costumes for the NYMF production of Petrouchka that was awarded Excellence in Choreography. He also choreographed the benefit concert for Twilight: The Musical at New Work World Stages.