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TAP FUTURE


(ALL STUDENT SHOWCASE)

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 7:00 PM

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Do you have the urge to emerge?  Tap City puts ALL of our students on stage in a fun show of youth, teen and adult students. Tap dancers will perform for each other—on Broadway!--in an informal performance featuring the newly minted work from all of the Tap City Residencies from the Mini-Fest, Youth, Pre-Professional and Adult Programs. It’s a chance to see and be seen, with all performers sitting in the audience to watch the works of fellow students, amateurs and professionals from around the US and around the world. A few dancers and ensembles will be selected from the Adult, Teen and Youth “Take it to the Studio” Showcases to perform also on this evening. Hosted by our entire Education Program Faculty and ATDF Artistic Director Tony Waag.

Tickets:

General $22

Children 17 & under/Symph. Member/College Student/Senior: $12

Box Office: 212.864.5400

Hours: Tues - Sun from 1 - 6pm. (Box office windows remain open on the night of a show until one half hour after curtain)

Or visit: www.symphonyspace.org


TAP CITY 2010

The Main Event!


Friday, July 9 (8:00 pm)

 

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Once again, the Mayor of Tap City Tony Waag brings together an eclectic cast of legendary tap dance veterans, cutting edge soloists, contemporary ensembles, and the hottest new hoofers on the scene today, in honor of America’s most virtuosic and entertaining art form. Tap City creates a rich and diverse kaleidoscope of tap artists and a unique variety of styles, rhythms and musical feet.

New work, new faces and new voices will also be premiered and performed by an international cast of tappers including: Guillem Alonso, Chloe Arnold, Brenda Bufalino, Chili con Tap, Cristina Delius, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy and Company, Acia Gray, Derick K. Grant, Rita Hamilton, Chikako Iwahori, Juan de Juan, Shelby Kaufman, Katherine Kramer, Carson Murphy, Lynn Schwab, Germaine Salsberg, Susan Hebach & Tap City Youth Ensemble Alumni, Grégoire Vandersmissen, Tony Waag, Danny Wallace, Xander Weinman, Cartier Williams, Nicholas Young and others!

Please join in the fun as we celebrate our TENTH year!

                           

Tickets:

General $36

Children 17 & under/Symph. Member/College Student/Senior: $20

Box Office: 212.864.5400

Hours: Tues - Sun from 1 - 6pm. (Box office windows remain open on the night of a show until one half hour after curtain)

Or visit: www.symphonyspace.org


Book Signing

Saturday, July 10, 2010 (6:30pm)

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Bruno Walter Auditorium Lobby

Please enter at

111 Amsterdam Avenue & 65th Street

Join us for this special book signing event with Tap Historian and Author of Tap Dancing America - A Cultural History Constance Valis Hill.


The 2010 Tap City Awards

Ceremony


Saturday, July 10, 2010 (7 - 9:00pm)

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Bruno Walter Auditorium

Please enter at

111 Amsterdam Avenue & 65th Street

 


This event will be hosted by Director Tony Waag with film presentations honoring this year’s awardees.

The annual Hoofer and Tap Preservation Awards will be presented and Tap legends will be inducted into the INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE HALL OF FAME.

 

Hoofer Award

Acia Gray

Hoofer Award

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

 

Tap Dance Hall of Fame Award

Maurice Hines

 

Tap Preservation Award

Constance Valis Hill


Directly following the awards the American Tap Dance Foundation presents the east coast premiere of:

GOTTA MOVE: WOMEN IN TAP
a film by Lynn Dally
introduced by Deirdre Towers


GOTTA MOVE: WOMEN IN TAP, a lively documentary that chronicles one weekend in the life of some of today’s most extraordinary tap dancers, who just happen to be women. With principal photography by documentary filmmaker, John Bishop, WOMEN IN TAP acknowledges the contributions of these accomplished leaders in the renaissance of tap. It is a tribute to their creativity and brilliance.

Former Hoofer Award recipient Lynn Dally is currently celebrating thirty years as a professional tap dancer, choreographer, Artistic Director, and co-founder of the Jazz Tap Ensemble. She has toured worldwide in venues including Carnegie Hall, Maison de la Danse, the Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, and NY's Joyce Theatre with legends including Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde, and the Nicholas Brothers. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Tap at UCLA. "Gotta Move: Women in Tap" is her first tap film.

(This event is free and open to the public)

Seating is limited! First come first served!


TAP TALKS/TAP FILMS/TAP TAP

Free Events open to all!  Tap City’s unique lunch-time events will enrich and broaden your tap dance world.  Hand picked by Tap Historian Constance Valis-Hill and Producer Tony Waag, Tap City 2010 celebrates the past nine years (2001-2009) of innovative and classic performances on video tape, revisited and reviewed!  

 

Monday, July 5 (12:45-1:45pm)

Classic "Jewels" and Tap Tributes performed at Tap City 2001! Our first NYC Tap Festival.

Wednesday, July 7 (12:45-1:45pm)

Past Tap City performances with a focus on comedy and specialty acts and special screenings of:

*SWEET FEET a 10-minute short film directed by Jackie Paré

Follow the feet, hear the voices, and feel the joy generated by several of today’s most accomplished tap dancers, including ATDF Artistic Director Tony Waag and Tap City's Brenda Bufalino, Derick Grant, Michelle Dorrance, and Nicholas Young.

*FOOTAGE a 3-minute short film created by Tony Waag with the feet of Barbara Duffy and the choreography of Brenda Bufalino. Originally premiered in the touring show THANK YOU GREGORY, a tribute to the legends of tap.

Thursday, July 8 (12:45-1:45pm)

Innovative and rare performances of "OGRAPHY". Choreographic stand outs during Tap City 2001-2009.

Location:

Chelsea Studios

151 West 26th Street


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THE WORLD OF TAP DANCE

Chuck Green’s European Tour
Photo courtesy George Nierenberg

Tuesday, July 6 & Wednesday, July 7

All Day Tuesday + Wednesday, July 6 - 7, 2010
Screenings begin at 10:00 a.m.
Panels /performances at 6:30 p.m.

Free! (First Come, First Served)


Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in Elebash Hall

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

The Segal Center is pleased to devote two days to Tap Dance, a complex American popular art with a rich and under-recognized history and a present that's vibrant and international. Presented in partnership with the American Tap Dance Foundation, The World of Tap Dance will feature discussions with renowned tap artists across the generations, special screenings of classic and rare dance footage, and live performances by a curated lineup of dynamic tap artists.

For detailed information visit: The World of Tap Dance