Posted on January 15, 2016, BY Staff

MacArthur "Genius" award recipient Michelle Dorrance will bring her tap dance company Dorrance Dance to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62+, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $15 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). They can be purchased online at the Campus Box Office or by calling 570-577-1000. Please note that chamber seating will be offered for this performance in the main auditorium only and the balcony will be closed.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

The performance will include excerpts from the critically acclaimed SOUNDspace, an acoustic excerpt from ETM: The Initial Approach and an excerpt from the critically acclaimed 2015 premiere, Myelination. For more information about the pieces, visit the dance ensemble's website.

Dorrance is a New York City-based tap dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher and director. She founded Dorrance Dance in 2011 after devoting 30 years to studying and performing tap dance. Last year, she was named a MacArthur Fellow - often called a MacArthur "Genius" award - by the MacArthur Foundation.

This tour engagement of Dorrance Dance is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as part of its ArtsCONNECT program with support from the National Endowment of the Arts.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit its website or Facebook page.

Multiple opportunities to interact with the artist
At noon on the day of the performance, the Weis Center will host a free artist talk with Dorrance in the Weis Center lobby. The talk will be facilitated by Bucknell Professor Dustyn Martincich.

There will be a post-performance Q&A with the artist in the Weis Center lobby.

Dorrance will also lead a free 90-minute tap dance class for all ages on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. on the Weis Center stage. The class is open to the public, however students should have at least two years of tap dance experience. RSVPs are required for the free class - call 570-577-3727 or email lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu and include the student's name, age, and years of experience.

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