A Bessie Award-winning troupe known for “blasting open our notions of tap,” Dorrance Dance pushes tap dance’s tradition – rhythmically, aesthetically and conceptually. Street, club and experimental dance forms awaken to the furious rhythms of America’s long-standing jazz vernacular in a new, dynamically compelling context. Founder Michelle Dorrance, a MacArthur Fellow, is considered “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker
). This Santa Barbara favorite from the 2014-2015 Dance series returns to perform a new program: SOUNDspace, an exciting work that explores movement as music; and ETM
(“electronic tap music”), a nod toward electronic dance music with acoustic and digitally produced sounds.
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