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Dorrance Dance: Jungle Blues, Three to One, Myelination

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 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.

Patron Underwriters

  • Julie & Nathan Gunn

Patron Co-sponsors

  • 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

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

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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