The Chase Brock Experience Presents The Four Seasons
(New York) – Chase Brock, the contemporary choreographer behind Broadway’s recent cult-hit production Be More Chill and the Artistic Director of New York City based contemporary dance company The Chase Brock Experience, announced today that the company will hold its annual gala on Friday, December 6 at 8:00pm.
This year’s gala will honor dance fitness icon Anna Kaiser, a founding member of The Chase Brock Experience (2007-2009) who currently sits on the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Kaiser performed in the original CBE casts of Capers in Cut Time, Crikey!, The Four Seasons, Mission: Implausible, Seeing Stars, Slow Float, Solid Below, Summer Study, Tossing and Yearning and What a Wonderful World.
Anna Kaiser in The Four Seasons (Photo by Rosalie O’Connor)
Tickets for the Chase Brock Experience’s annual gala are available for $147.25 each and includes access to a post-performance reception in the rooftop lounge at YOTEL New York. Gala tickets can be purchased in person at the Theatre Row box office (located at 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) or online at telecharge.com.
The Four Seasons, a dance theater narrative conceived, directed and choreographed by Chase Brock, made its world premiere at Joyce SoHo in May 2008. A 60-minute work set to Antonio Vivaldi’s Le quattro stagioni and punctuated with original weather reports written by playwright David Zellnik, The Four Seasons imagines an American community in the not-too-distant future, as the practical reality of climate change seeps in and the people adapt as best they can, shedding layer after layer as Roz G, an increasingly frantic cable news weather anchor attempts to preside over the chaos.
The Four Seasons: Weather Alert!
The Four Seasons will be danced by Jane Abbott, Michael Bishop, Chloë Campbell, Kendrick D. Carter, Kassandra Cruz, Kory Geller, David Hochberg, Yukiko Kashiki, Honza Pelichovský, Tracy Shen, Emmy Spaar, and J.P. Viernes, featuring Sarah Bowden as Roz G.
ABOUT ANNA KAISER
ANNA KAISER is an American fitness authority and entrepreneur. After earning a BFA in Dance from the University of California in 2002 (Cum Laude), she studied kinesiology, sports medicine, and functional anatomy at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went on to acquire teaching certificates in Pre/Post Natal, Pilates, TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise), and NASM (The National Academy of Sports Medicine).
Prior to committing to a career in fitness, Anna was a professional dancer and choreographer for over 20 years. Some of the highlights of her performance career include: resident choreographer for “Live! with Kelly,” principal dancer/assistant choreographer for Shakira’s “She Wolf” video, international tour of Fame!, Swing, Disney’s feature film Enchanted (principal dancer), Broadway’s 50th Anniversary of West Side Story, 50th Anniversary of Music Man, and the revival of Showboat at Carnegie Hall. She has performed the works of Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Donald McKayle, and Fosse.
Anna was a founding member of The Chase Brock Experience (2007-2009), dancing in the original casts of Capers in Cut Time, Crikey!, The Four Seasons, Mission: Implausible, Seeing Stars, Slow Float, Solid Below, Summer Study, Tossing and Yearning and What a Wonderful World, and today she sits on the Board of Directors.
Her journey in fitness paralleled her career as a dancer. She wanted to find a way to fuse the fun and celebratory spirit of dance with the efficacy of interval training. Anna’s fitness career progressed as she lent her expertise to a number of workout programs including Beachbody’s Insanity and The Denise Austin Series. Her reputation for results quickly made her the preferred trainer of such celebrities as Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Karlie Kloss, Alicia Keys, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Her first DVD Expecting More: The Complete Pregnancy Fitness System for Fit and Healthy Moms-to-Be, received rave reviews internationally, and received a GOLD medal at the National Parenting Publications Awards. (NAPPA) She has since released her signature workout “Happy Hour”on DVD, the AKT On Demand streaming membership app, her renowned 8-week AKTransformation Program, retreats in Mexico, Costa Rica, Ojai, Martha’s Vineyard, and East Hampton, and continues to train and teach internationally.
In 2017, Anna collaborated with Target and C9Champion to create the Anna Kaiser Limited Edition Collection, available in all stores nationwide. Anna has been featured in Vogue, The NYTimes, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, The Today Show, Good Morning America, SELF, Glamour, Shape, WWD, E!, InStyle, W Magazine, Women’s Health, Well&Good, and she co-hosted the prime time ABC series “My Diet Is Better Than Yours.”
Her experience as an artist, coupled with her expertise in fitness, led her to create her own brand and chain of luxury fitness studios, AKT (Anna Kaiser Technique). Anna has helped transform thousands of clients’ lives through her AKT workout program and has quickly become one of the industry’s most highly respected and reputable experts.
In 2018, Anna knew it was time to scale. She officially partnered with Xponential Fitness in March 2018 to open 500 studios nationwide by 2021. She is thrilled to finally have the opportunity to share this revolutionary workout program with the nation.
ABOUT THE CHASE BROCK EXPERIENCE
THE CHASE BROCK EXPERIENCE, the “candy-bright company” (The New Yorker) known for its “stylized showbiz mayhem” (The New York Times), is the 12-year-old New York City-based dance company of choreographer Chase Brock. A resident company at Theatre Row on 42nd St and Modern Accord Depot in Accord, NY, the company’s work includes 31 dances and the video game Dance on Broadway for Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Move.
These dances, including American Sadness, Curious Episode, The Four Seasons, Good Breeding, The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes, Junk and Lies, Men I’ve Known, Mission: Implausible, Slow Float, The Song That I Sing; Or, Meow So Pretty, Splendor we only partially imagined and Whoa, Nellie! have appeared at Theatre Row, Abrons Arts Center, Joyce SoHo, La MaMa Moves!, Symphony Space, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series, Fire Island Dance Festival, Hudson Valley Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater and Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre, as well as on tour from North Carolina to Maine.