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MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!

Sawyer created the original concept for this groundbreaking arena show franchise and directed & co-wrote the first show. Marvel Universe Live! continues to be a global phenomenon, recently touring South Africa and scheduled for Abu Dhabi next. Read more ...

GLAMOUR in Singapore

Sawyer serves as Creative Director/Choreographer for Glamour in Singapore - Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore Read more ...

DYNASTY at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater

Sawyer serves as Creative Director & Choreographer for DYNASTY. Read more ...

New videos for BLAKE SHELTON’s TEXOMA SHORES album

Sawyer worked with Director Adam Rothlein and Tiny Terror Productions to conceive and choreograph six videos for Shelton's latest album TEXOMA SHORE. Read more ...

First Look at CHINA GOES POP at Edinburgh Fringe – Broadway World

Direct from China comes the European premiere of this stunning new multi-spectacle show featuring martial arts, physical comedy and dazzling acrobatics performed by Cirque du Soleil alumni, and created and produced by award-winning Broadway and circus artists. Read more ...

China Goes Pop sells out at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

CHINA GOES POP made it's international debut at Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2017- The show consistently sold out at the Assembly Hall, one of the festival's largest venues. The show is a joint production of Chinese and American Broadway producers. An international tour is planned for 2018. Read more ...

Q&A with director Shanda Sawyer on ‘Marvel Universe LIVE!’

Craving some action and adventure? Marvel Universe LIVE!  brings some of the most iconic heroes and fearsome villains to life like never before during a live-action arena spectacular that will tour an astonishing 85 North American cities over the next two years. Produced by Feld Entertainment, the show launched last month and seeks to redefine the live show experience by merging Marvel characters with state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, and more. Read more ...

SPECTACLE MAGAZINE: “…we hired Shanda Sawyer [as director] because we felt she was the most talented and the best person to bring our idea to life and conceptualize it in the circus.”

It all started with the Chinese calendar. The year 2012 is the year of the dragon. That simple fact proven to be the inspiration for the new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Blue unit. “We decided as a company that we wanted to celebrate the Year of the Dragon,” Alana Feld says, by way of beginning our conversation. “Once we had that concept we hired Shanda Sawyer because we felt she was the most talented and the best person to bring our idea to life and conceptualize it in the circus. Read more ...

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