Michelle Dorrance founded Dorrance Dance in the spring of 2011 after devoting 30 years to studying and performing tap dance. She's been lauded by The New Yorker as "one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today," and is the first tap choreographer to receive a Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship. Dorrance Dance aims to honor tap dance's uniquely beautiful history in a new and dynamically compelling context, not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it: rhythmically, aesthetically and conceptually. Street, club and experimental dance forms - all of which are American dreams - awake to the sound of furious rhythms, and find their boundaries missing. Tap dance, America's most long-standing indigenous jazz vernacular, is here to receive its due.
"An odd, seemingly impossible marriage of tap and modern dance that came off edgy, seductive and smart." -The Chicago Tribune
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