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TAP CITY, THE NEW YORK CITY TAP FESTIVAL
The American Tap Dance Foundation
THE AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
ANNOUNCES 2018 LINE UP FOR NEW YORK CITY’S
PREMIERE TAP DANCE FESTIVAL
FROM JULY 7 to JULY 13 NEW YORK CITY BECOMES
TAP CITY Events Include the “Copasetic” Boat Ride, Tap Dance Awards,
“Rhythm in Motion” Tap Dance Concert Performance and
“TAP IT OUT,” a Free, Outdoor Tap Dance Event
In the Middle of Times Square
In celebration of this uniquely American art form right in tap’s hometown, NYC!
The American Tap Dance Foundation’s TAP CITY, THE NEW YORK CITY TAP FESTIVAL will return for its 18th year from Saturday, July 7 through Friday, July 13 with local and international tap dance artists, master classes, a tap dance boat tour around Manhattan,Tap Dance Awards, Rhythm in Motion Concert Performance and “Tap it Out,” a free outdoor tap dance event in the middle of Times Square. *Lineup below.
TAP CITY, The New York City Tap Festival celebrates the American Tap Dance Foundation’s ongoing commitment to establish and legitimize tap dance as a vital component of American dance through creation, presentation, education and preservation. ATDF is in a unique position as both a promoter of the new and preserver of the living history of tap dance.
In July, the American Tap Dance Foundation will celebrate 32 years since its founding by tap master Charles “Honi” Coles, his protégée Brenda Bufalino, and the Foundation’s current artistic and executive director, Tony Waag.
*TAP CITY LINEUP:
MONDAY, JULY 9 at 6:30pm - Copasetic Boat Ride – Circle Line Marina, Pier 83, West 42nd St. at Hudson River VIDEO (Boards 6:30pm, Sails 7:00pm, Returns 10:00pm) Tap City’s cruise around Manhattan with live band and tap jam performances by Tap City festival students, teachers and local tap professionals will be hosted this year by Nicholas Young, the New York-based, dancer, musician, choreographer and cast member of the Off Broadway sensation STOMP. Tickets: General $45 (In Advance) $50 (On-Site) or call (646) 230-9564.
TUESDAY, JULY 10 at 7pm – The American Tap Dance Foundation Tap Dance Awards at The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Film presentations and performances will honor the ATDF Hoofer, Tap Preservation & International Tap Dance Hall of Fame awards. This year’s award winners include Jared Grimes and Katherine Kramer (2018 Hoofer Award); Leticia Jay (2018 Tap Preservation Award); and Ralph Brown & The Tap Happenings (2018 Tap Dance Hall of Fame Awards) Tickets: $20 ($15 until day of show) To purchase visit: Tap Awards Tickets
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 – “RHYTHM IN MOTION” Tap Dance Concert Performance – 8pm– The Rhythm is Gonna Get You! - Peter Norton Symphony Space - 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Boundary breaking takes on tap by NYC’s finest tappers & choreographers! Rhythm in Motion will premiere fresh and innovative new work showcasing the rich diversity of contemporary tap dance by young and emerging talent and premiere choreographers in the field. Directed and Curated by ATDF Artistic Director Tony Waag. TICKETS $50 Regular Admission ($45 until day of show) $25 Children, Students & Seniors (Children under 12 years of age, Students with valid picture ID & Seniors over 65 years of age) For additional information call: 646-230-9564 Visit: RIM 2018
“...a one stop shop for today's top tap" Gia Kourlas/The New York Times
"...unrivaled" and "a revelation" - The New Yorker
"...all-the-way live tap designed with 21st Century tastes in mind" - Eva Yaa Asantewaa/InfiniteBody
FRIDAY, JULY 13 – “TAP IT OUT” a free, public outdoor tap dance event at 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2pm – Father Duffy Square/Times Square (Broadway, W. 46 St. To W. 47 St., 7 Avenue in Manhattan) – Adult and pre-professional students create a chorus of hundreds of tapping feet. The contemporary percussion and movement “soundscape” promotes tap dance as pure music, while consciously deconstructing the basic elements that propel tap forward. View "Tap it Out" compilation video
[Tap it Out in Times Square. Photo: Debi Field]
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