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Dorrance Dance

Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets On Sale Now

While assigned seating is not yet available for this performance, buyers may purchase presale vouchers for premium seating in either floor or loge seating. Once assigned, presale voucher buyers will receive official tickets with seat assignments via email.

Choreography by Michelle Dorrance

Lighting Design by Kathy Kaufmann

Original Music by Gregory Richardson

Opening Night: Dorrance Dance

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.

Click below to read the program:

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


Michelle Dorrance

Choreographer, Dancer


Saturday, October 2, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
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