AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION

presents

February 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20, 2009

Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square South

New York City

Thursday, February 12, 8pm

W-L-U-V

Tune in to W-L-U-V and behold three pairs of the hottest young tap talents work out the rhythms of love to the smoothest radio DJ spinning your favorite platters. Director and chorographer Christopher Scott is joined by Kendrick Jones, Michela Marino-Lerman, Baakari Wilder, Carson Murphy, Melinda Sullivan plus Camille Gaston as DJ Max Love.

STOP LOOK LISTEN

Choreography & Music by Katherine Kramer and Lanzallamas

Stop Look Listen fuses tap dance and contemporary dance with an original score performed by "Lanzallamas" moving alongside 4 dancers.  The hybrid “afro-brazilian-gypsy” score heartens and propels the performers as they become a contemporary band of “tricksters” on a playful journey in a dangerous world. 

general admission: $25

child under 12/students/seniors/groups: $12.50

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Friday, February 13, 8pm

HEELING POWERS: RHYTHMS OF THE LEFT BRAIN 

Tap soloist Joshua Hilberman draws on a restless imagination in his one-man tour de force, a 'greatest hits' extravaganza with 20-year collaborator pianist Paul Arslanian.  One-man band, improvisational virtuoso, filmmaker, choreographer, and vaudevillian, Hilberman presents tap dance past, present, and future: tap without borders.

 

PRIMORDIAL MEMORIES

The wandering tap dance-nature poet Brenda Bufalino’s Primordial Memories is a dance of renewal, weaving the sinuous, ecstatic shapes and sounds of nature into organic counter-rhythms.  Blackbirds, blue herons and flying turtles evoke the elemental and evolve into the technological, covering the earth with it’s own rhythmic memory. Special guests include the Tap City Youth Ensemble.

general admission: $25

child under 12/students/seniors/groups: $12.50

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Wednesday, February 18, 7-8:30pm

TAKE IT TO THE STAGE!

7-8:30 pm: Performance/Cocktail Reception

Join us for ATDF’s 4th Annual Fundraiser with premiere performances and new work created by Chloe Arnold, Barbara Duffy & Company, Derick K. Grant, Kendrick Jones, Parallel Exit, Melinda Sullivan, Jason Samuels Smith, and Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. The program also includes performances by the dynamic Tap City Youth Ensemble directed by Susan Hebach premiering new works created by Guillem Alonso from Barcelona, the late Buster Brown, Michelle Dorrance, Josh Hilberman and Tony Waag.

All p roceeds support the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund and ongoing education programs!

Tickets:  $35    Performance only!

               $100  Performance & Meet the Artists Reception

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Thursday, February 19, 8pm

STAGES

Under the direction of Barbara Duffy and Tony Stevens.

Barbara Duffy & Company incorporates song, dance, dialogue, choreography and improvisation into an evening of high energy entertainment. Stages touches upon issues to which everyone can relate such as love, friendship, self-doubt and the courage to express one's true identity. It pays tribute to the masters who have shaped the art form and celebrates life through the universal power of rhythm.

 

TIME STEP

Directed by Mark Lonergan, Choreography by Ryan Kasprzak, Brent McBeth, and Derek Roland. New York's Parallel Exit presents a brand new work blending tap, rhythm, and physical comedy. Fresh, funny, and filled with moments of visual magic, Time Step pushes tap in a new direction by conveying a story of three hoofers entirely through rhythm and choreography.

general admission: $25

child under 12/students/seniors/groups: $12.50

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Friday, February 20, 8pm

TAPSPLOITATION

Directed/Choreographed by Michela Marino-Lerman. The story of a young woman and man who search for meaning and personal identity in 1970’s urban America. Through tap dance and the music of the era, Tapsploitation pulsates with the energy and turmoil of this perilous and exotic time, and follows the characters on their journey through the streets of the American city, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the abyss of drug addiction, and back to a dawning awareness of the path to self-understanding.

 

RUMBATAP 

Artistic Director Max Pollak, named one of “25 to Watch in 2007” by Dance Magazine, was the first person to merge American Rhythm Tap with authentic Afro-Cuban music and dance.  Capturing the charged electricity and power of a Latin jazz "Orquesta," RumbaTap features a multi-talented international cast of musicians and dancers.

general admission: $25

child under 12/students/seniors/groups: $12.50

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