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Dorrance Dance: ETM: Double Down

MacArthur Fellow and Bessie Award-winner Michelle Dorrance is one of the most sought-after tap dancers of her generation and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). Under her direction, Dorrance Dance upholds uniquely American tap traditions while propelling them forward rhythmically, technically, and conceptually. Dorrance’s fresh and innovative ETM: Double Down is a collaboration with longtime friend and company member Nicholas Van Young, in which his electronic tap boards create a stage-turned-instrument where footfalls can trigger a range of sounds. As the piece moves from syncopated and patterned to melodic and emotive, Dorrance’s team of eight dancers and three musicians delivers “funky grooves and joyous ones and acoustic tapping of terrific complexity and cogency” (The New York Times).

Recommended for ages 10 and up

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  • Julie & Nathan Gunn

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  • Holly Rosencranz & Warren Lavey
  • Charles & Sarah Wisseman

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  • 217 Heating and Cooling, Inc.

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor

  • University of Illinois Community Credit Union

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Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Th Mar 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 23 / SC 18 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 25 / SC 20 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10