New England Nationals 2012

Complete Success at the New England Nationals 2012 in Portland, Maine (USA)

NYC Time Square 2012

Broadway Connection Competition Team New England Nationals 2012, New York City Time Square (Photo: Philipp Rath)

In July 2012 KrisTina with the members of the Kids & Youth Academy flew to New York City and Portland/Maine to compete in the New England Nationals. The competition, organised by Dancers Inc., was not only a great experience but also a complete success for all participants of the Broadway Connection!

After a 3-day convention where the kids and youth were instructed by international artists, they performed great against their competitors and even won several Special Awards.

Congratulation to all the participants of the Broadway Connection! We are very proud!

Don’t Dream It.
Be It.

Results at the New England Nationals 2012

ELITE AWARDS

TOO DARN HOT – 1st Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Jazz Solo, Rising Star, 20 & over
Natascha Nepp

WITH YOU – Top Vocalist Award
Vocal Solo, Future Star, 16-19 years
Mariella Pauritsch

CANDLE ON THE WATER
Vocal Solo, Future Star 20 & over
Karina-Lisa Pauritsch

HIGH GOLD

WHAT DO I NEED WITH LOVE – 1st Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Song & Dance Solo, Future Star 16-19 years
Simon Seboth

STAR WARS – 2nd Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Jazz Solo, Rising Star 13-15 years
Sophie Rath

THEY WEREN’T THERE – 2nd Overall (Choreography: Miriam Lechlech)
Contemporary Solo, Future Star 16-19 years
Anna Jochum

GOOD MOOD – 4th Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap Solo, Rising Star 13-15 years
Sophie Rath

GET HAPPY – 8th Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Musical Solo, Future Star 11-12 years
Anna Rath

YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT – 4th Overall (Choreography: Wei-Ken Liao)
Contemporary Solo, Rising Star 16-19 years
Clarissa Clavadetscher

YEAH 3 TIMES – 1st Overall (Choreography: Wei-Ken Liao)
Song & Dance Solo, Future Star 13-15 years
Matthias Hecht

SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER – 2nd Overall (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Song & Dance Solo, Future Star 7-8 years
Meta Schumy

LUCKY – 2nd Overall (Choreography: Wei-Ken Liao)
Contemporary Duo, Future Star 7-8 years
Meta Schumy & Niki Rath

THINGS – 2nd Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap Duo, Future Star 11-12 years
Vivien Seper & Sebastian Hofbauer

TURN UP THE MUSIC – 3rd Overall (Choreography: Ralph Galvan)
Special Award “Killer Moves”
Hip Hop Solo, Future Star 11-12 years
Sebastian Hofbauer

SISTERS – 4th Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Song & Dance Duo, Rising Star 13-15 years
Maritta & Viola Dillinger

RUMOUR HAS IT – 8th Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Jazz Duo, Rising Star 11-12 years
Anna & Sophie Rath

GANGSTER JOE – 9th Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap Solo, Future Star 11-12 years
Sebastian Hofbauer

I FEEL PRETTY/UNPRETTY – Top Vocal Award
Vocal Duo, Future Star 16-19 years
Karina-Lisa & Mariella Pauritsch

KISSING YOU (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Lyrical Solo, Rising Star 20 & over
Natascha Nepp

I DREAMED A DREAM
Vocal Duo, Future Star 16-19 years
Karina-Lisa & Mariella Pauritsch

I WANT TO BE A ROCKETTE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Song & Dance Solo, Rising Star 20 & over
Natascha Nepp

MOVES LIKE JAGGER (Choreography: Wei-Ken Liao)
Open Solo, Future Star 11-12 years
Sebastian Hofbauer

ABSOLUTELY ME (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Musical Solo, Rising Star 13-15 years
Sophie Rath

DANCE DANCE DANCE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Jazz Solo, Rising Star 11-12 years
Viola Dillinger

CAR WASH (Choreography: Wei-Ken Liao)
Open Solo, Rising Star 11-12 years
Viola Dillinger

WELCOME TO DULOC – 1st Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Choreography Award 7th Overall
Musical Large Group, Future Star 13-15 years
Viola Dillinger, Maritta Dillinger, Caroline Hecht, Matthias Hecht, Sebastian Hofbauer, Anna Jochum, Carolina Kellner, Anna Rath, Sophie Rath, Simon Seboth, Vivien Seper

RESTLESS – 2nd Overall (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Contemporary Small Group, Rising Star 16-19 years
Clarissa Clavadetscher, Maritta Dillinger, Caroline Hecht, Anna Jochum, Natascha Nepp, Mariella Paurtisch, Sophie Rath, Constanze Szkokan

ROCK ON – 2nd Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Special Award “Excellent Attack”
Jazz Large Group, Future Star 13-15 years
Clarissa Clavadetscher, Viola Dillinger, Maritta Dillinger, Martina Freystetter, Caroline Hecht, Sebastian Hofbauer, Anna Jochum, Natascha Nepp, Mariella Pauritsch, Anna Rath, Sophie Rath, Simon Seboth, Vivien Seper, Constanze Szkokan

CHOO CHOO SHUFFLE – 3rd Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap Small Group, Future Star 11-12 years
Viola Dillinger, Sebastian Hofbauer, Carolina Kellner, Anna Rath, Sophie Rath, Vivien Seper

SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM – 4th Overall (Choreography: Ralph Galvan)
Hip Hop Small Group, Rising Star 13-15 years
Maritta Dillinger, Caroline Hecht, Sebastian Hofbauer, Mariella Pauritsch, Sophie Rath, Simon Seboth, Constanze Szkokan

BOLLY-HOP POP – 5th Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Special Award “Terrific Transitions”
Choreography Award 6th Overall
Open Large Group, Future Star 11-12 years
Viola Dillinger, Maritta Dillinger, Matthias Hecht, Caroline Hecht, Sebastian Hofbauer, Carolina Kellner, Katharina Lobenhofer, Anna Rath, Sophie Rath, Niki Rath, Meta Schumy, Vivien Seper

GOLD

JAR OF HEARTS – 4th Overall (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Contemporary Solo, Future Star 16-19 years
Caroline Hecht

ADOUMA (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Jazz Solo, Future Star 11-12 years
Anna Rath

KNOCK ‘EM OUT (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Song & Dance Solo, Rising Star 13-15 years
Maritta Dillinger

FAR FAR (Choreography: Maria Gabler)
Contemporary Solo, Rising Star 13-15 years
Maritta Dillinger

WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT (Choreography: Wei-Ken Liao)
Musical Solo, Rising Star 13-15 years
Maritta Dillinger

HAIRY GUY (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Musical Solo, Future Star 9-10 years
Niki Rath

SWEET DREAMS (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Contemporary Solo, Rising Star 13-15 years
Sophie Rath

CHATTANOOGA SHOE SHINE BOY (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Song & Dance Solo, Rising Star 11-12 years
Viola Dillinger

WILD HORSES (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Contemporary Solo, Future Star 11-12 years
Vivien Seper

AMAZING MAYZIE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Musical Solo, Future Star 11-12 years
Vivien Seper

JAILHOUSE ROCK – 1st Overall (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap Small Group, Future Star 13-15 years
Maritta Dillinger, Anna Jochum, Mariella Pauritsch, Sophie Rath, Simon Seboth, Constanze Szkokan

I SEE THE LIGHT (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Contemporary Small Group, Future Star 11-12 years
Viola Dillinger, Sebastian Hofbauer, Carolina Kellner, Anna Rath, Sophie Rath, Vivien Seper

European Championship 2012

“Perfect Score” in the 1st Round & one of the best Results at the European Championship 2012 in Oberpullendorf

European Championship 2012

Broadway Connection Competition Team, European Championship 2012 (Photo: Johannes Ritschl)

Due to a scheduling conflict the Broadway Connection could not participate in the Austrian Open 2012 in Klagenfurt. Therefore, our dancers had to arrive a day early to convince the judges in the pre-qualification rounds.

49 dances of the Broadway Connection qualified and starting Friday, May 18 participated in the ASDU European Championships 2012 in Muscial and Showdance in Oberpullendorf. In total 1,387 dancers from 61 dance schools with 398 dances were qualified.

Besides very tough judges and quite some exceptional contributions of other dance schools, all our dances qualified for the Final Round. After outstanding performances in the Final Round our dancers returned with 16 European Championship Titles, 6 Runner-Ups and 10 Third Places.

KrisTina Decker and her team congratulates all students and their choreographers to the great achievement and is proud to work with so talented artists. You are the Stars!

Don’t Dream It.
Be It.

Special thanks also to the organisation team Brigitte Dillinger-Paller, Carina Hammer and Petra Böhm, as well as many active parents and especially the photographers Philipp Rath and Johannes Ritschl.

Results European Championship 2012

1. Place & European Champion

STAR WARS (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Jazz • Solo • Juniors I
Sophie Rath

CHATTANOOGA SHOE SHINE BOY (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Song & Dance • Solo • Children
Viola Dillinger

GOOD MOOD (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap • Solo • Juniors I
Sophie Rath

SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Song & Dance • Solo • Children
Meta Schumy

LUCKY (Choreography: Wei-Ken Liao)
Contemporary • Duo • Children
Meta Schumy & Niki Rath

THINGS (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap • Duo • Children
Vivien Seper & Sebastian Hofbauer

I SEE THE LIGHT (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Contemporary • Group • Children
Conder Adrianna, Dillinger Viola, Gessl Aaliyah, Hahn Viola, Hofbauer Sebastian, Kellner Carolina, Kun Rebecca, Rath Anna, Rath Sophie, Seper Vivien, Wurz Denise

BOOGIE WOOGIE FIDDLE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap • Group • Children
Conder Adrianna, Dillinger Maritta, Dillinger Viola, Gessl Aaliyah, Hahn Viola, Hecht Matthias, Hofbauer Sebastian, Kellner Carolina, Kun Rebecca, Rath Anna, Rath Sophie, Seper Vivien, Weinhappl Klara, Wurz Denise

CINNAMON KIDS (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Tap • Group • Children
Birkner Lisa-Sophie, Heller Alexia, Janesch-Voit Elisabeth, Kiss Anna, Lobenhofer Katharina, Mayrhofer Dorothea, Pechlaner Sophie, Rath Niki, Salamon Esther, Schumy Meta, Tunkowitsch Cathy

FROM ZERO TO HERO (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Jazz • Group • Children
Birkner Lisa-Sophie, Eichmann Dominika, Heller Alexia, Janesch-Voit Elisabeth, Kiss Anna, Lobenhofer Katharina, Mayrhofer Dorothea, Pechlaner Sophie, Rath Niki, Salamon Esther, Schumy Meta, Tunkowitsch Cathy

PUMPING IRON (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Musical • Small Group • Minis
Cengher Alexandra, Janesch-Voit Elisabeth, Lobenhofer Katharina, Pechlaner Sophie, Proksch Katharina, Rath Niki, Rieder Maya, Ruso Kaela, Schumy Meta

TASTY TAPS (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Tap • Small Group • Minis
Janesch-Voit Elisabeth, Lobenhofer Katharina, Pechlaner Sophie, Rath Niki, Ruso Kaela, Scholz Lilly-Britt, Schumy Meta

RESTLESS (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Contemporary • Group • Juniors I
Ben-Horin Mor, Dillinger Maritta, Hahn Lena, Horky Katharina, Hoy Isabella, Izundu Naoma, Pauritsch Mariella, Rath Sophie, Ritschl Viktoria, Szkokan Constanze, Weinhappl Klara

JAILHOUSE ROCK (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap • Group • Juniors II
Ben-Horin Mor, Dillinger Maritta, Hlawaty Eva, Horky Katharina, Jochum Anna, Pauritsch Mariella, Rath Sophie, Ritschl Viktoria, Seboth Simon, Steiner Catherine, Szkokan Constanze, Weinhappl Klara

ROCK ON (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Jazz • Group • Juniors II
Baranyai Romina, Ben-Horin Mor, Dillinger Maritta, Hahn Lena, Heckl Livia, Heckl Pia, Horky Katharina, Hoy Isabella, Izundu Naoma, Jochum Anna, Pauritsch Mariella, Rath Sophie, Ritschl Viktoria, Schwarzl Sarah, Seboth Simon, Steininger Julia, Szkokan Constanze, Weinhappl Klara

STAIRWAY THROUGH LIFE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Production Number • Juniors II
Böhm Petra, Bönisch Magdi, Calas Samuel, Clavadetscher Clarissa, Freystetter Martina, Galvan Ralph, Hahn Lena, Hammer Carina, Hlawaty Eva, Hofbauer Sebastian, Hoffmann Michelle, Horky Katharina, Jochum Anna, Kollruss Verena, Lechlech Miriam, McEwen Vivien, Nepp Natascha, Niesen Josephine, Pauritsch Mariella, Ritschl Viktoria, Schytil Danilea, Seboth Simon, Steiner Catherine, Wurz Denise

2nd Place & European Vice-Champion

ADOUMA (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Jazz • Solo • Children
Anna Rath

GET HAPPY (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Musical • Solo • Children
Anna Rath

DO THE LOCOMOTION (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Song & Dance • Solo • Children
Corinna Schaupp

RUMOUR HAS IT (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Jazz • Duo • Juniors I
Rebecca Kun & Adrianna Conder

SWAY (Choreography: Petra Böhm & Maria Gabler)
Song & Dance • Duo • Juniors II
Livia Heckl & Pia Heckl

SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM (Choreography: Ralph Galvan)
Open • Group • Juniors I
Baranyai Romina, Dillinger Maritta, Heckl Livia, Heckl Pia, Hofbauer Sebastian, Horky Katharina, Hoy Isabella, Izundu Naoma, Pauritsch Mariella, Rath Sophie, Ritschl Viktoria, Seboth Simon, Steininger Julia, Sutter Christina, Szkokan Constanze, Weinhappl Klara

3rd Place

DANCE DANCE DANCE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Jazz • Solo • Children
Viola Dillinger

SWEET DREAMS (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Contemporary • Solo • Juniors I
Sophie Rath

ABSOLUTELY ME (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Musical • Solo • Juniors I
Sophie Rath

ANYTHING BUT LOVE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap • Solo • Children
Aaliyah Gessl

AMAZING MAYZIE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Musical • Solo • Children
Vivien Seper

WILD HORSES (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Contemporary • Solo • Children
Vivien Seper

GIRLS NIGHT OUT (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Musical • Duo • Juniors I
Viktoria Ritschl & Katharina Horky

BELIEVE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Song & Dance • Small Group • Juniors
Hofbauer Sebastian, Kellner Carolina, Seper Vivien, Pauritsch Mariella, Prinz Christoph

CHOO CHOO SHUFFLE (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Tap • Group • Children
Conder Adrianna, Dillinger Viola, Gessl Aaliyah, Hahn Viola, Hofbauer Sebastian, Kellner Carolina, Kun Rebecca, Rath Anna, Rath Sophie, Seper Vivien, Wurz Denise

WELCOME TO DULOC (Choreography: KrisTina Decker)
Musical • Group • Juniors I
Conder Adrianna, Dillinger Maritta, Dillinger Viola, Hecht Matthias, Hofbauer Sebastian, Horky Katharina, Jochum Anna, Kellner Carolina, Kun Rebecca, Rath Anna, Rath Sophie, Ritschl Viktoria, Seboth Simon, Seper Vivien, Weinhappl Klara, Wurz Denise

We would like to mention a 4th Place with outstanding 93 points. In some of the other categories this would have been the winner:

BATTLEFIELD (Choreography: Petra Böhm)
Contemporary • Solo • Juniors II
Isabella Hoy

Austrian Open 2012

Great Results at the Austrian Open 2012 in Klagenfurt

Austrian Open 2012

Niki, Sophie & Anna Rath, Austrian Open 2012 (Photo: Philipp Rath)

Due to scheduling difficulties the Broadway Connection could only send a small but powerful team of 4 students to the ASDU Austrian Open 2012 in Klagenfurt. The result of our dancers is impressive:

Sophie Rath won the 1st place and National Champion against 14 competitors in the category Contemporary. She confirmed her strength with three Runner-Ups in the categories Jazz, Tap and Musical.

Her brother Niki won together with Meta Schumy the 1st place and National Championship Title in the category Contemporary. Meta won also the 1st place and National Champion in the category Song & Dance. Anna Rath came in second in the category Musical and fourth in Jazz. Again congratulations to such a great result!

A big thank to all parents and supporters who helped our students with the organisation, the hair, the make-up and the costume changes.

Not only our students were successful, some of our teachers started with their own dance crew. We would like to congratulate our Academy students and Broadway Connection teachers Miriam Lechlech and Ralph Galvin and our teacher Sascha Gruber together with their Dance Crew to a Diamond award in the category Open.

Don’t Dream It.
Be It.

Around the World

Around the World

Poster: Around the World

After the success of The Curse of Shadow’s Edge • Return of the Vampires the Broadway Company presents her newest musical: Around the World • The Search for the Light.

It’s the year 2088. The rich decide the direction and destroy the environment for the quick profit. But there’s also the “inner world” in which the guardians and sentinels of the earth live.

By coincidence Helene, an energised Viennese girl, meets a boy from this inner world and by accident steps into a secret portal into his world. After few misunderstandings the inhabitants of the inner world recognise the Helene is a “bearer of light”. She is send back into her world to save the healing light before it can be misused by the profit-greedy outer worlders.

Helene starts and travels through different countries in the world and meets like-minded young people who join her on her search for the light. Together they experience many adventures and master several hurdles.

Will they find the true light and return with it the good? Come, and find out for yourself.

With songs from the musicals “Jekyll & Hyde”, “Lion King”, “Moulin Rouge”, “Romeo & Julia” and sweeping hits of Michael Jackson, Queen, Shakira, Snow Patrol and Silbermond.

Sung, danced and performed by talented kids and teenagers between 8 and 21 years and students of the Broadway Dance Academy, who studied since half a year with experienced musical and stage professionals. Together with their famous colleagues they created a musical with great numbers, which is presented in the theater.

Don’t Dream It.
Be It.

Venue:
Theater Akzent
Theresianumgasse 18
1040 Wien

Dates:
Saturday, June 16th 2012, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 16th 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 17th 2012, 6:00 p.m.

Tickets:
Theater Akzent
Argentinierstraße 37
1040 Wien
Phone:+43/1/501 65 33-06
Fax: +43/1/501 65 33-99
www.akzent.at

Video © Wei-Ken Liao

Broadway Company Artistic Team 2011/2012

Artistic Director: Petra Böhm, Maria Gabler (Deputy)

Choreographies: Petra Böhm (Starlight Express, Cats, Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung), KrisTina Decker (Cats, Tanz der Vampire, Die Schöne und das Biest), Maria Gabler (Starlight Express, Cats, Tänzerin von Anastacia), Jed O’Grady, Wei-Ken Liao (Miss Saigon, Musical Rocks!, Tänzer von Cindy Gomez & Dave Stewart), Patrick Strasser (Cats, Der Traum ein Leben, Musical Rocks!)

Musical Director: Robert Chionis (Jekyll & Hyde, The King and I, The Fantasticks)

Book: Robert Chionis, Wei-Ken Liao (Translation)

Staging Directors: Petra Böhm, Ronald Seboth (Comedian Harmonists, krawutzi kaputzi)

Idea: KrisTina Decker