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.
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.
Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, is one of the most sought-after tap dancers of her generation and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). A 2015 MacArthur Fellow, 2014 Alpert Award winner, and 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Michelle performs, teaches, and choreographs throughout the world. While touring her repertory nationally and internationally and rehearsing and creating new works, Michelle continues to expand her programs to help shape and educate the next generation of tap dancers.
Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Co-sponsored by the USC Kaufman School of Dance.
Photo: Matthew Murphy