"One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today."

The New Yorker

Dance
Dorrance Dance
SOUNDspace

Thirteen tap dancers and one acoustic bass player—it's all you really need! Michelle Dorrance's SOUNDspace strips tap dance down to its most raw and thrilling basics—movement as pure music. Without the trappings of ornate set pieces or flashy costumes, the award-winning choreographer and her expert company, along with musician Gregory Richardson, explore the unique setting and acoustics of Zellerbach Playhouse in a collective celebration of rhythm, sound, and energy. "What's most impressive is how cohesive it is, how it maintains momentum and holds your attention. Ms. Dorrance makes full use of tone, timbre, volume, tempo and, of course, rhythm, constructing patterns that lock together thrillingly" (The New York Times).

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Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.