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Spoleto Festival USA

Dance

DORRANCE DANCE

Sponsored By: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Sherman Capital Markets, LLC

Venue: Memminger Auditorium

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

Overview

SOUNDspace and Delta to Dusk

Spilling over with prodigious talent, Michelle Dorrance—hoofer extraordinaire and founder/director of the tap troupe Dorrance Dance—finds herself in the tap dance world’s spotlight. Making their Spoleto Festival USA debut, Dorrance Dance challenges the traditional notions of tap dance in a new and exciting way, not by stripping the form of tradition but by propelling it forward, an interpretation that earned the company a Bessie award for “blasting open our notions of tap.” Dorrance Dance will present two programs: Accompanied by world-class vocalist, Aaron Marcellus, and a live band, Delta to Dusk is a special new program created for Spoleto audiences that explores a range of musical styles from blues to bluegrass to pop and rock through tap dance. Their extraordinarily powerful SOUNDspace focuses on the embodiment of music made by movement: “This isn’t tap to music, this is tap as music” (The New York Times).

“Michelle Dorrance, the most interesting tap choreographer to have sprung up in years…” - The New York Times

CONVERSATIONS WITH
Monday | June 2 | 5:30pm
Host Martha Teichner interviews Michelle Dorrance, Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance.

Photography

Video

Additional support for the 2014 dance series is provided by the Harkness Foundation for Dance. These performances are made possible in part through funds from the Spoleto Festival USA Endowment, generously supported by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.