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Connections: How "intimacy choreography" is changing performances on stage and on screen

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How have intimate scenes on stage, on television, and in film changed in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp? "Intimacy choreography" is on the rise. The goal is to help actors feel safe and secure during scenes in which their characters are vulnerable.

Those principles are being applied in productions in Rochester. We talk members of a local performance who have gone through the training. In studio:

  • Ralph Meranto, artistic director of the JCC, and director of the JCC’s production of “Oklahoma!”
  • Jace Meyer-Crosby, intimacy director for the JCC’s production of “Oklahoma!”
  • Drew Jensen, actor in the JCC’s production of “Oklahoma!”
  • Jennie Gilardoni, actor in the JCC’s production of “Oklahoma!”

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