Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:30pm
Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Dorrance Dance: SOUNDspace
A Visions and Voices Signature Event
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, January 29, at 9 a.m.
“An odd, seemingly impossible marriage of tap and modern dance that came off edgy, seductive, and smart.”—Chicago Tribune
“Ms. Dorrance, a brilliant conductor, pushes the boundaries of tap while exposing its true nature: that it is music.”—The New York Times
“By the end of Dorrance’s piece, I saw tap as more relevant, transcendent, and compatible than I ever had before.”—The Austin Chronicle
Dorrance Dance is an award-winning New York–based company that honors tap dance’s beautiful history in a new, dynamic, and compelling context—not by stripping the form of its tradition but by pushing it rhythmically, technically, and conceptually. The company will perform SOUNDspace, a mesmerizing work exploring what's most beautiful and exceptional about tap—movement as music.
SOUNDspace was originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church through the myriad sounds and textures of the feet. Since then, the 2013 work has been adapted and continues to expand the audience of the original American art form.
Join us as Dorrance Dance explores new possibilities of the relationship between sound and movement, and creates a unique and breathtaking meeting of past traditions and contemporary techniques.
Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company based in New York City. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director and 2015 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, the company shares the incredibly dynamic range that tap dance has to offer through performance & education. Its goal is to engage with audiences on a musical and emotional level, and to share the complex history and powerful legacy of this American art form throughout the country and the world.
Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Co-sponsored by the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.
Photo: Matthew Murphy