CATS Talk on the Steps by Dan Callaway

Professor Dan Callaway, who teaches voice for Elon’s Department of Performing Arts, explains how composer Andrew Lloyd Webber uses rhythm in the song “Memory” as a musical hook to capture the audience’s attention in his Talk on the Steps for Cats, 9 February 2017 at the McCrary Theatre. He divided his Talk on the Steps audience into two rhythm sections, each providing a different beat, and then sang the famous melody to demonstrate how the combination of melody and rhythm creates a musically satisfying whole.

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Professor Dan Callaway explains the satisfying rhythm of “Memory” in his Talk on the Steps for CATS, 9 February 2017 at the McCrary Theatre.

Cats was directed and choreographed by Lynne Kurdziel Formato with musical direction by Ethan Andersen, costumes by Caitlin Graham, scenic design by Charles Johnson and lighting design by William Webb.

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