Michelle Dorrance (MacArthur Fellow, Bessie Award winner, and Doris Duke Artist Award winner) 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 the traditions of tap dance, a uniquely American art form, while propelling them forward rhythmically, technically, and conceptually. Dorrance and her company will perform the impulsive, visually enticing Myelination, an exhilarating ensemble piece featuring original live music by Donovan Dorrance, Gregory Richardson, and Aaron Marcellus; the rarely seen, dramatic, Bessie Award-winning Three to One; and a revival of the sassy, funky Jungle Blues with score by Branford Marsalis. “Dorrance . . . pushes the boundaries of tap while exposing its true nature: that it is music” (The New York Times).
Recommended for ages 10 and up
This performance will run approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.
- Julie & Nathan Gunn
- Holly Rosencranz & Warren Lavey
- Charles & Sarah Wisseman
Corporate and Community Silver Sponsor
- 217 Heating and Cooling, Inc.
Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor
- University of Illinois Community Credit Union
- The presentation of Dorrance Dance is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from The Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.
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