Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway and in film and television–working with prominent figures such as Tony Bennett, Jerry Herman and Susan Stroman. He later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts. After three years, he graduated early and was accepted into the dance department at The Juilliard School. Since then, Adam has been on a dizzying path, collecting awards and residencies for his choreography. His company has performed at Jacob’s Pillow, the Harris Theatre, Bates Dance Festival and The Yard, among many others.

In September 2015, Adam Barruch Dance will be the DANCEworks company-in-residence at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre, beginning work on a Dance Theater interpretation based on highlights of Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In this exploration of the classic work, movement will be utilized to accentuate Sondheim’s brilliant score.

Mentored by acclaimed Canadian artist, Margie Gillis, Adam Barruch will work with a company of six performers to begin the process of discovering the corporeal language that will eventually become an evening length Dance Theatre production of the acclaimed musical. Using Barruch’s gestural and emotionally charged language, audiences will be taken deeper into the psychological realms of these complex and emotionally charged characters.

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