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Dorrance Dance

Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Program

SOUNDspace
Choreography by Michelle Dorrance
Lighting Design by Kathy Kaufmann
Original Music by Gregory Richardson

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Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company based in New York City. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director and 2015 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, the company shares the incredibly dynamic range that tap dance has to offer through performance & education. Its goal is to engage with audiences on a musical and emotional level, and to share the complex history and powerful legacy of this American art form throughout the country and the world.

At its core, tap dance is a subversive form. Rooted in protest and transcendence, improvisation and innovation were paramount to its survival and are innately embedded in its very foundation. Dorrance Dance strive to honor this legacy.

Originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church through the myriad sounds and textures of the feet, SOUNDspace (2013) has been adapted and continues to explore what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap dancing – movement as music.

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Ms. Dorrance makes full use of tone, timbre, volume, tempo and, of course, rhythm, constructing patterns that lock together thrillingly…The main emotion that “SOUNDspace” produced was excitement: excitement about sounds, and about the development of this talented choreographer, the most promising one in tap right now.

Brian Seibert

The New York Times

Dorrance Dance

Ensemble

Michelle Dorrance

Choreographer, Dancer

Details

Date:
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

The Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
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Phone:
8775717469
Website:
http://thehanovertheatre.org/