Andrew J. Nemr and FRIENDS
at Aaron Davis Hall
(New York, NY) - Andrew Nemr steps out from his role as Artistic Director of Cats Paying Dues/CPD PLUS to bring his first solo-feature show to Aaron Davis Hall. Andrew, a recognized leader in the tap dance world and TED Fellow, presents an evening of tap dance, live music, and storytelling, taking the audience on a trip through the development of an eclectic set of friendships made at the intersection of dance, music, love, and play.
Featured friends include Or Matias (Trans Siberian Orchestra), Gregory Jones (Nat Adderley, Jr. Trio, Savion Glover's Footnotes), Alex Berger (Winner, Best Story Song, 10th Annual Independent Music Awards), and Max ZT (Winner, National Hammered Dulcimer Championship). Andrew will also be performing Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's stair dance from the 1932 film Harlem is Heaven.
Andrew J. Nemr and Friends
September 20-22, 2012
Aaron Davis Hall (at City College)
West 135th Street and Convent Avenue (NYC)
5 (General Admission)
0 (Student ID/Seniors)
About Andrew J. Nemr
Mentored by Gregory Hines and 2012 TEDGlobal Fellow, Andrew is considered one of the most hardworking and diverse tap dance artists today. He performs regularly with Nat Adderley Jr., Max ZT and House of Waters, as one half of the 1to1 Project with Sean Hagerty, and with his own band, the Andrew J. Nemr Quartet. Additionally Andrew is the artistic director of his own tap dance company Cats Paying Dues/CPD PLUS and co-founder of the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc., along with Gregory Hines. The artist in residence for the Quarterly Arts Soiree (QAS) at Webster Hall, Andrew is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Masterpieces: Dance Initiative Grant for the reconstruction of signature works of classic tap dance soloists, garnering critical and popular acclaim upon their presentation in Echoes In Time (2009-2011). As an international teacher and performer Andrew has garnered a reputation for impeccable musicianship and sensitivity in performance, and respect for the craft that he loves. Collectively, Andrew's choreography and solo work has been described as "a welcome return to the elegance of simplicity and the tap dancer as maker of aural magic" (exploredance.com
) and "deeply touching" (Daily Gazette).