New York City’s Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company and one of the hottest ensembles on the scene.
Their work honors tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history, rooted in Irish step dancing and African American jazz tap dancing, in a new dynamic and compelling context. Not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it rhythmically, technically, and conceptually.
Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director and 2015 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, the company engages with audiences on a musical and emotional level, sharing the complex history and powerful legacy of this American art form throughout the country and the world.
They'll perform SOUNDspace, which was originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of NYC’s St. Mark’s Church through myriad sounds and textures of the feet. The piece has been adapted and continues to explore what is most captivating and exceptional about tap dancing – movement as music.
– Brian Seibert, The New York Times
For those who love dance – and those who don’t know it yet!
In addition to mainstage performances, The Z offers several opportunities to experience dance beyond the stage each season, including our signature free events, Dance Barre.