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School Performance: Dorrance Dance: ETM: Double Down (KCYS)

This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.

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. 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).

Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning, and Science.

Recommended for grades 4 and up

Performance length: 60 minutes

Campaign for Young Audiences

  • Phyllis & Kyle Robeson, Lead Sponsors
  • In Memory of Mary Ellen Wonderlin
  • Susan & Michael Haney
  • Gertrude Brokaw McCloy Endowment
  • Dr. Donna Murray Tiedge & Robert Tiedge
  • Anonymous
  • JSM Management

Youth Series Programming

  • Ann H. Bender Youth Series Endowment
  • Leslie & Gary Mason
  • Brenda & Stephen Pacey
  • Jill & James Quisenberry
  • Prudence & Bernard Spodek
  • The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming (Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)
  • Anne & David Sharpe
  • In Memory of Charles R. & Valeria Novak Taylor
  • UpClose Marketing & Printing
  • Illinois Arts Council
  • National Endowment for the Arts

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Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Th Mar 14, 2019 - 11:00am
$5/Ticket Payment Due: Th Feb 14, 2019
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