MICHELLE DORRANCEThree to One
(music: Aphex Twin and Thom Yorke)
Myelination
(Cal Performances co-commission)
(music: Gregory Richardson and Donovan Dorrance)
Jungle Blues
(music: Branford Marsalis)


This is not your father's tap dance routine! A MacArthur and Alpert Award fellow, choreographer and tap dancer Michelle Dorrance is celebrated for connecting tap's history to contemporary urban culture and infusing the art form with theatricality and humor. Dorrance and her company perform a new, extended version—co-commissioned by Cal Performances—of her acclaimed Myelination, featuring original live music; the rarely seen, Bessie Award- winning Three to One; and a revival of the whimsical Jungle Blues, in a program that connects tap back to its roots in jazz and jump blues, and forward to the cadences of hip-hop and indie rock. "Dorrance... pushes the boundaries of tap while exposing its true nature: that it is music" (The New York Times).

NEFA The presentation of Dorrance Dance was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Subscription Series:

Dance B
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (Sat, Sep 23)
Dorrance Dance (Fri, Oct 27)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Wed, Apr 11)
$72–$174

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Dance B + The Hard Nut
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (Sat, Sep 23)
Dorrance Dance (Fri, Oct 27)
The Hard Nut (Fri, Dec 15)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Wed, Apr 11)
$102–$276

NO LONGER AVAILABLE



Program Notes
Program Notes


Program notes are available online. [PDF]

Multimedia
Multimedia

Dorrance Dance: Jungle Blues (excerpt)

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Donor Benefits

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