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Dorrance Dance, ETM: Double Down

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Dorrance Dance
Michelle Dorrance, Artistic Director
ETM: Double Down

Presented in partnership with Texas Theatre and Dance and KUT-FM

This performance is made possible in part by the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts Production and Applied Materials Foundation.

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Founded in 2011 by artistic director and 2015 MacArthur Fellow, Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance is an award-winning New York-based tap company whose work presents the beautiful history of America’s original dance form in a fresh, dynamic, and compelling context.

ETM: Double Down celebrates the extreme mobility of the percussive body, combining rhythm with interactive electronic music technology in a perfect fusion of movement and sound. ETM: Double Down features eight dancers and three musicians working together to create a dazzling symphony of rhythmic nuances. Don’t miss Dorrance Dance’s exciting visual and auditory extravaganza that seamlessly merges modernity with tradition.

One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today.

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Fun Facts:

  • Using original tap “instruments” designed by 2014 Bessie Award Winner Nicholas Van Young, the score of ETM: Double Down is not simply danced to, but danced BY the company.
  • Michelle Dorrance collaborated with Nicholas Van Young on Works and Process at the Guggenheim Museum’s first site-specific commission for the Guggenheim Rotunda.
  • Among her many honors, Dorrance is a New York City Center Choreography Fellow, a United States Artists Award Recipient, and a MacArthur Fellow.
  • Dorrance is an artist-in-residence at the American Tap Dance Foundation.
  • Dorrance is a Virgo (Aquarius rising, Gemini moon), and her favorite colors are various shades of green and grey.