Dorrance Dance: ETM: Double Down

(New York/USA)



Michelle Dorrance and her company bring percussion of the feet to the Theaterhaus Stuttgart. ETM – Electronic Tap Music – heralds a new era of tap dancing, more nonchalant than Savion Glover and so much cooler than Michael Flatley. Employing elements of hip-hop, contemporary dance and current styles such as house dance or lofting, the dancers perform on specially constructed drum pads mounted on small platforms, which create a kind of danceable keyboard. Accompanied by live music from their band, these easy-going heirs of Fred Astaire enter into dialogues with one another, trigger electronic loops and join together to form an orchestra of crackling rhythms and a soundscape that extends from gentle ripples to thunderous rumbling. Maintaining constant and playful contact with their audience, the dancers share their joy in experimentation and make the entire stage their instrument.

“An ideal, light-hearted blend.” – Frankfurter Rundschau

„When ETM: Double Down is rocking, Dorrance Dance is one big band.“ – The New York Times

Choreography: Michelle Dorrance


Dates and Prices

VVK: Kat. 1: 44,- / erm.: 35,- / U-18J.: 35,-
Kat. 2: 32,- / erm.: 26,- / U-18J.: 15,-
Kat. 3: 19,- / erm.: 15,- / U-18J.: 15,-
incl. Geb.


Choreography (2016): Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young, with Ephrat Asherie, and solo improvisation by the dancers
Original Music by: Gregory Richardson, Nicholas Van Young, Donovan Dorrance, Aaron Marcellus, Warren Craft, with Michelle Dorrance
Additional Music by: Adele Adkins, Karin Dreijer Andersson, Olof Dreijer, Justin Vernon, Patrick Watson
Duration: 100 minutes with interval
Photo: Hayim Heron

ETM: The Initial Approach was co-commissioned and created, in part, during a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, with support from the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Initiative.
ETM Double Down was created in part during a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation with major funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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