Welcome to the twelfth installment of the Quick Fact blog series! These posts are meant to give you a bite-size overview of performances you’ll find in the 2014 Festival season. Each post in the series includes who, what, when, where, and why. We’ll even throw in some images and video to sweeten the deal. Enjoy!

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Dorrance Dance (“Dorrance” rhymes with “Florence”)



New York City’s hot young tap company led by artistic director/choreographer/dancer Michelle Dorrance, whose North Carolina roots often show up in her work.


May 31 at 8:00pm (SOUNDspace)
June 1 at 8:00pm (Delta to Dusk)
June 2 at 8:00pm (Delta to Dusk)
June 3 at 7:00pm (Delta to Dusk)
June 5 at 8:00pm (Delta to Dusk)
June 6 at 8:00pm (Delta to Dusk)
June 7 at 2:30pm and 8:00pm (SOUNDspace)
June 8 at 2:30pm (SOUNDspace)


CONVERSATIONS WITH | June 2 at 5:30pm | Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street



Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street


Called “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” by The New Yorker, Michelle Dorrance and her company have skyrocketed in three short years. Their work is fresh and raw, often focusing on sound as much as sight and style. You won’t want to miss the innovative piece SOUNDspace or Dorrance’s new show created specifically for Spoleto Festival USA, Delta to Dusk.

Michelle Dorrance talks about SOUNDspace:

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Tickets to Dorrance Dance and all other Festival performances are available online at spoletousa.org, over the phone at 843.579.3100, in person at the Charleston Visitor Center (375 Meeting Street), or through your mobile device.