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Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:30 PM
Friday, October 21, 2016 8:00 PM // Power Center

Dorrance Dance

Dorrance Dance elevates the great, indigenous, American art form of tap dance. But tap shoes and talent are only half the equation; the instrument underneath their feet — the floor — is the other essential element of their success, and the company travels with its own floor to ensure that every performance meets its exacting standards.

The daughter of a ballet dancer and a champion soccer coach, former STOMP member and 2015 MacArthur “Genius” Grant awardee Michelle Dorrance is known for extending her brilliant choreographic creativity in new directions. She and her company perform excerpts from two works: ETM: Double Down (which stands for Electronic Tap Music and uses wooden platforms with sensors that are hooked up to computers) and SOUNDscape, a rhythmically explosive exploration of footwork. “Michelle Dorrance is not only a dynamo in tap shoes, but a compelling, imaginative choreographer as well…[of] works that stretch the boundaries of tap.” (Boston Globe)

Artist Q&A. Thursday, October 20.

This performance is approximately 2 hours long, including an intermission.

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10/20/16 7:30 PM
10/21/16 8:00 PM

Power Center

Dorrance Dance

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Dorrance Dance elevates the great, indigenous, American art form of tap dance. But tap shoes and talent are only half the equation; the instrument underneath their feet — the floor — is the other essential element of their success, and the company travels with its own floor to ensure that every performance meets its exacting standards.

The daughter of a ballet dancer and a champion soccer coach, former STOMP member and 2015 MacArthur “Genius” Grant awardee Michelle Dorrance is known for extending her brilliant choreographic creativity in new directions. She and her company perform excerpts from two works: ETM: Double Down (which stands for Electronic Tap Music and uses wooden platforms with sensors that are hooked up to computers) and SOUNDscape, a rhythmically explosive exploration of footwork. “Michelle Dorrance is not only a dynamo in tap shoes, but a compelling, imaginative choreographer as well…[of] works that stretch the boundaries of tap.” (Boston Globe)

Artist Q&A. Thursday, October 20.

This performance is approximately 2 hours long, including an intermission.

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From Margins to Mainstream: A Brief Tap Dance History

Tap dance has seen ups and downs in its popularity over time. Find out what makes it so popular and how it's survived so long!

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Behind the Scenes: Dorrance Dance

Ever wonder what it's like to get the stage ready for a dance performance? Dorrance Dance Lighting Supervisor Serena Wong lets us in on the magic.

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