Excerpt from Myelination (2017).
Choreography by Michelle Dorrance with solo improvisation by the dancers.
Music composed by Prawn til Dante (Gregory Richardson & Donovan Dorrance).
Dancers: Chris Broughton, Elizabeth Burke, Warren Craft, Michelle Dorrance, Byron Tittle.
Video by Logan Miller Additional Camera by Jonathan Mann.
Back in September in Bangkok at the Diga Diga Doo, Joseph Wiggan performed this solo along the Gordon Webster Swingin' band (featuring Charles Turner).
It's probably the most generous live exchange and the most entertaining tap dance piece you will see today!
An amazing improvised solo structured around the Shim Sham with subtle quotes of tap dance legends.
A solo to remember by an unforgettable dancer: Caleb Teicher
Ayodele Casel performs at "Broadway For Hillary" fundraiser at the St. James Theater on October 17, 2016 after an introduction by Lena Dunham.
Current member of Dorrance Dance, Warren Craft "uses every inch of his rangy body, (...) can create tempestuous flurries of sound, his upper body twisting like a child throwing a tantrum. But he’s just as likely to resist the urge to move, holding his weight suspended on his heels, elbows pulled up like a marionette, until he collapses in a rhythmic stutter." (Source : http://www.dancemagazine.com/on_the_rise_warren_craft-23069…).
The result is a delight for the eyes and ears.
To celebrate the release of the restored version of "No Maps on My Taps" by Milestone Films, here's the trailer of George Nierenberg's documentary featuring some of the greatest tap dancers in history : Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green and Sandman Sims.
Fast rhythms, a little bit of history, some steps to steal, a relevant analogy with Star Wars and a lot of passion. Too bad the board is that small Kenji Igus!
An amazing soft shoe tribute to Debbie Reynolds (Singin' in the Rain) performed by Melinda Sullivan, Dominique Kelley, and Jillian Meyers (Garret Lang on bass) at The World Of Dance Industry Awards.