Saturday, June 3, 2017
Toronto International Tap Dance Festival @ Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON - Sat Jun 3rd & Sun Jun 4th!
Experience the wide range in how the best of tap lives today during a three day festival.
International headlining acts Heather Cornell and Ted Louis Levy represent opposite ends of tap’s spectrum – one being the music, the other accompanied by it in full force. New choreographic debuts from local commissioned artists will be opening both shows. To end the festival, we celebrate the local scene through a night of open tap improvisation and live music.
The festival also includes masterclasses with festival artists and a series of panel discussions.
What The Ear Sees
Friday, June 2, 8pm, Fleck Dance Theatre
Featuring Making Music Dance (NYC), headed by Canadian Tap Dance icon Heather Cornell dubbed “The Oscar Peterson of hoofing” (Globe and Mail). An evening of unexpected cross pollination, Making Music Dance includes African balafon, violin, classical guitar, and highlights the musicianship of percussive dance by including tap and flamenco as the band’s only percussion.
The evening will open with two commissions.
Singin’ and Swingin’
Saturday, June 3, 8pm, Fleck Dance Theatre
Featuring Emmy Award winner Ted Louis Levy, one of America’s premier tap dance artist performing on Broadway in such works as Jelly’s Last Jam for which he and Gregory Hines received a 1992 Tony Nomination for choreography.
The Jam, hosted by Rhythm & Sound
Sunday, June 4, 8pm, Brigantine Room
Experience what Toronto’s tap scene has to offer! Rhythm & Sound leads a set including live music, improvisation, choreography, and special guests. Then the floor is yours – bring your shoes, call your tune, and dance! The next set is a jam packed improvising party, where all ages and levels are welcome to take the stage.
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
For more information, visit toffanrhythmprojects.com
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