Motherhood the Musical: the good, the bad…and the laundry by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

How do you encapsulate motherhood?  Something so universal, important, expansive yet can be isolating and individual.  I, myself, have been on the Mommy train for almost 7 years and have produced “Lady H” and “The Viking Princess”, both adorable with … Continue reading Motherhood the Musical: the good, the bad…and the laundry by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Cirque Du Soliel presents DRALION by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

This trifecta of funny guys dragged a poor unsuspecting man from the crowd. You could tell he was shy and didn’t want to be there. I found this irritating, because I would have given my writing hand to be up there. They made him read lines with a red nose on, stole his wallet, kidnapped him backstage and took his shirt off. Continue reading Cirque Du Soliel presents DRALION by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Ignition! By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

This concert was a lot to digest for a little old writer like myself, but in a good way. There was so much I liked, by way of movement vocabulary, image and theme, that it was hard for me to process and put onto paper. I’ll tell you what, folks; I am becoming a very big fan of the redefining process–or metamorphosis–Atlanta Ballet is currently experiencing. I think they are making really good choices in the work and choreographers that they commission. I like an edgy company and artistic director John McFall is taking risks and driving them to the lip of a canyon. Continue reading Ignition! By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Brooks and Company Dance: Shorts 6 By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

So far, I’ve been very lucky to see some big international dance companies float through town. It has been a treat, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. However, the real reason I joined the staff at The Back Stage Beat, was to also get in sync with the heartbeat of Atlanta dance. This week I got the chance to do just that. Continue reading Brooks and Company Dance: Shorts 6 By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Beauty, Beast and Puppets! By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

I was thrilled in my college and early professional years when, along with children’s theater, puppetry became part of mainstream entertainment. Remember small and brilliant films like Being John Malkovich directed by Spike Jonze, and Heavenly Creatures by Peter Jackson? … Continue reading Beauty, Beast and Puppets! By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Paul Taylor Dance Company By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The best way to describe the overall feel of this work is to say it was like watching a jazzy, modern interpretation of a WWII movie. It was funny and glamorous like old Hollywood, complete with teenagers flirting in a soda shop, but the sad reality of soldiers at war was always looming in the background. Continue reading Paul Taylor Dance Company By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Atlanta Ballet’s Big Secret By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully 

Tuesday morning I ran from my gig teaching the kiddies, moved like a snail through notorious Atlanta traffic, to get to Georgia Public Broadcasting for the unveiling of Atlanta Ballet’s newest secret. They have commissioned some big wig, international choreographer … Continue reading Atlanta Ballet’s Big Secret By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully