A rising star on the New York scene, Michelle Dorrance celebrates the extreme mobility of the percussive body, combining rhythm with interactive electronic music technology in a perfect fusion of movement and sound in ETM: Double Down, a plunge into the energizing ambience of an incredible tap dance reimagined by 8 amazing dancers and 3 musicians playing live. The entire body is engaged in the dance, vibrating right to the tips of the hair. Instruments in an orchestra of bodies, the dancers create a dazzling symphony of rhythmic nuances, a delicious to-and-fro dialogue with the musicians. An exciting visual and auditory polyphony from a cabaret that merges modernity and tradition. Pure bliss.
“There are funky grooves and joyous ones and acoustic tapping of terrific complexity and cogency.” − The New York Times
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Tap dance reinterpreted by 8 magnificent dancers and 3 musicians performing live onstage. A rising star on the New York dance scene, Michelle Dorrance invents a cabaret where modernity merges with tradition in a perfect fusion of movement and sound. A pure delight.
Michelle Dorrance © Matthew Murphy & Kenn Tamm
Michelle Dorrance is the founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance and one of the most sought after tap dancers of her generation based in New York City. Michelle grew up studying dance at The Ballet School of Chapel Hill, founded by her mother, former professional ballet dancer, M’Liss Gary Dorrance. Mentored by Gene Medler, Michelle grew up performing with the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble and has since performed with: STOMP,...Read more about Michelle Dorrance
Michelle Dorrance © Matthew Murphy
Nicholas Van Young, a New York-based dancer, choreographer, musician, and master teacher, began his professional career under Acia Gray and Deidre Strand with Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, eventually as a principal dancer and resident choreographer. He also has performed with Manhattan Tap, RumbaTap, Dorrance Dance, "Beat the Donkey," has toured as a drummer for Darwin Deez and spent almost a decade performing with STOMP. Nicholas recently...Read more about Nicholas Van Young
Dorrance Dance aims to honor tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new, dynamic, and compelling context; not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it: rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance's inaugural performance garnered a Bessie Award for “blasting open our notions of tap.” The company has since performed at Jacob’s Pillow...Read more about Dorrance Dance
Created by Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young.
Artistic Director Michelle Dorrance.
Original Tap Instrument Design Nicholas Van Young.
Choreography Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young, with Ephrat Asherie and solo improvisation by the dancers.
Original Music Composed and Improvised by Gregory Richardson, Donovan Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young, Aaron Marcellus, Warren Craft with Michelle Dorrance.
Additional Music Adele Adkins, Karin Dreijer Andersson, Olof Dreijer, Justin Vernon, Patrick Watson.
Dancers Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Elizabeth Burke, Warren Craft, Michelle Dorrance, Leonardo Sandoval, Byron Tittle, Nicholas Van Young, Gabe Winns.
Musicians Donovan Dorrance (piano), Aaron Marcellus (vocals), Greg Richardson (bass and guitar), Nicolas Van Young with Warren Craft, Michelle Dorrance (drums and percussion).
Controllerist Donovan Dorrance.
Lighting Design Kathy Kaufmann.
Lighting Supervisor Serena Wong.
Technical Director and Production Manager Christopher Marc.
Costumes Shiori Ichikawa with Amy Page, Len Burton.
Managing Director Courtney Runft.
Rehearsal Director Elizabeth Burke.
Assistant to the Artistic Director Michelle Rose.