Spotlight on Rick and Jeff

rick-_-jeff-headshot-for-web-2Rick and Jeff Kuperman will be making their Pipeline debut this February as the choreographers for Beardo. They are a directing and choreography team for stage and screen. Recent choreography credits: Phish at Madison Square Garden (NYE 2017), Neverland, an immersive Peter Pan in Beijing (Broadway Asia), The Light Princess (American Repertory Theater/New Victory Theater, NY Times Critics’ Pick), Orpheus in the Berkshires (Williamstown Theater Festival), My Machine is Powered by Clocks (New Ohio/Dixon Place), and Hold Music (The Living Theater). The bros are grads of Harvard and Princeton, third degree black belts in Kenpo Karate, and love Russian literature. Learn more about Rick and Jeff in our interview below, and grab your pre-sale tickets before the New Year!

Pipeline Theatre Company: What attracted you to Beardo? What made you want to work on this project?

Rick and Jeff Kuperman: The rawness, the sexyness, the Russian-ness. All of it.

PTC: Why do you perform the role you perform? Why choreography?

RK & JK: Choreography is one of several roles we perform. Most of our work is very kinetic even if dance is involved only some of the time. We love bodies moving through space. Smashing together and ripping apart. And also twirling. Love ’em when they twirl.

PTC: If you ruled the world, what would you be remembered for?

RK & JK: Every new baby would get a chocolate eclair. State issued.

PTC: Why should someone who has no connection to this show or its artists come see the show?

RK & JK: The rawness, the sexyness, the Russian-ness. All of it.

PTC: If you could create a tagline for this show, what would it be?

RK & JK: Beardo: a Russian sex extravaganza. In a church.