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The Blues Project

ON STAGE // VISITING ARTIST SERIES

Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely
featuring Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards


The Blues Project

Tap dancer/choreographer’s roof-raising tribute to the indigenous American arts of tap and the blues. With live music.

Limited availability! Any unsold tickets held for purchase by Dartmouth students go on sale to the public March 31 at 1 pm.
 

 

The Moore Theater

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"Not only a dynamo in tap shoes but a compelling, imaginative choreographer." Boston Globe

MacArthur “genius” tap dancer/choreographer Michelle Dorrance leads her company in a roof-raising tribute to the indigenous American arts of tap and the blues. Blending street, club and experimental dance, the dancers weave, glide and leap in solo or group formations as they caress the ear
with tart, cascading rhythms over Toshi Reagon’s (“a treasure waiting to be found”—Pop Matters) husky-sweet vocals and funky original tunes, performed live onstage.

Funded in part by the Class of 1961 Legacy: The American Tradition in Performance Fund, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Post-performance discussions with the artists

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VIDEO CLIP


Artist Talk—Performance as Activism

Wed • Apr 5 • 4:30 pm
Faulkner Recital Hall • Free




Intermediate Tap Master Class with Michelle Dorrance

Sat • Apr 8 • 3-4:30 pm
The Moore Theater • $10 • Ages 14+

Press Release
A joyous, onstage love fest between two great American art forms, The Blues Project comes to The Moore Theater of the Hopkins Center Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8—a collaboration between all-tap Dorrance Dance, led by MacArthur “genius” dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance, and singer, songwriter and guitarist Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely…

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Dorrance Dance; at right, Toshi Reagon. All photos by Christopher Duggan.