6 May, Sun, 2pm
Blue Room, Festival House
(1 h 30m, no intermission)
Free with registration
Please be seated at least 15 minutes before the programme begins. Unclaimed seats may be given away to walk-in patrons. Limited walk-in spaces are available at the venue.
Michelle Dorrance, solo artist and founder and Artistic Director of New York-based dance company Dorrance Dance, has toured the world as a tap dancer/performer/musician for two decades. Her award-winning company places at its core an aim to “honour tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new, dynamic and compelling context” pushing it rhythmically, technically, and conceptually while respecting its origins and traditions.
A dynamic powerhouse who performs, choreographs, directs and teaches, Michelle Dorrance grew up with her mother who is a classical ballet dancer and teacher, but segued into tap dancing at the age of three. Come join her in this conversation about her evolution as an artist and her passion for dance and music.