Dorrance Dance: The Blues Project with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors
Dorrance Dance, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
With her bighearted, hold-nothing-back approach, Reagon and her band BIGLovely charm their listeners with righteous tenderness. They then join forces with Dorrance Dance, a Bessie-winning company known for opening new vistas in tap. Reflecting and expanding on the complex history of the blues, the company turns simple gestures and musical patterns into graceful marvels without losing the passionate edges of this dynamic dance form.
Collaboration: The Heart of Justice
Friday, July 24 at 6:00
Damrosch Park Hospitality Tent
Toshi Reagon gives a short talk on the transformative journey of creating The Blues Project using blues music and tap dance, the workhorses of American popular music and dance.
This event is part of The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The presentation of “The Blues Project “by Dorrance Dance was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Made possible in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance
[Photo by Christopher Duggan]