"TAP TREASURES" SHOW culminates NYC tap dance landmarks tour
AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
EXPLORES EVOLUTION OF TAP DANCE IN
TAP TREASURES SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE
Soft-Shoe and Swing, Hip Hop and “Waacking”
Includes New Work and Global Cast
The Duke on 42nd Street – 7pm and 9:30pm - July 14
Tap Treasures Performances Culminate 3-Day
Tap Treasures NYC Dance Tour
New York, NY, June 20, 2016 – In a rhythmic romp culminating a three-day NYC Tap Dance Treasures tour of New York City, Tony Waag, Artistic/Executive Director of the American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) will present the organization's Tap Treasures Showcase, Thursday, July 14, at The Duke on 42nd Street, 7pm and 9:30pm. A contemporary “mash up” of tap dance, hip hop, waacking, body percussion, soft-shoe and swing combined with vintage video and photographs remixed to classic songs such as Fascinating Rhythm and I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, the Tap Treasures show will investigate the art form’s past and present with the breadth its musicality explored.
Directed and produced by Mr. Waag, the Tap Treasures show will feature new work and an international cast including Brenda Bufalino, Christina Carminucci, Felipe Galganni, Richard James, Kwikstep, Ted Levy, Tapman Myers, Max Pollak, Rokafella, Leonardo Sandoval, Lynn Schwab, Samara Seligsohn, Randy Skinner, Tap City Youth Ensemble, Caleb Teicher, Tony Waag & Karen Callaway Williams.
The TAP TREASURES show is a highlight event of Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival week, July 9-16. Tap City, celebrating its 16th year, will include award presentations, master classes, and performances by local and international artists. Each year, Tap City serves as a premiere meeting place for hundreds of American and international tap dancers to study, teach and perform.
About the Tap Treasures 3-Day Tap Dance Storytelling Tour
The Tap Treasures Tour - Uptown, Monday, July 11, Apollo Theater (11am - 12noon); Midtown, Tuesday, July 12, The Duke on 42nd Street (7pm); Downtown, Wednesday, July 13, at Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center, The Village Gate, The American Tap Dance Center (7-9pm) - will re investigate and revisit eight historic locations in Manhattan that contributed to the evolution of tap dance.
“As we celebrate an almost forgotten history of this fascinating art form, let us not forget the people, the places and events that have influenced, perpetuated and molded our very own American art-form Tap Dance, born and raised right here in New York City.” - Tony Waag, Artistic and Executive Director, The American Tap Dance Foundation.
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