In their second outing with DanceHouse, NYC’s Dorrance Dance serves up ETM: Double Down. Taking inspiration from tap’s history of combining sound and rhythm, ETM (Electronic Tap Music) replaces the wooden platforms of old with electronic tap boards, like drums for the feet. Mixing b-boy dance moves with the musical wizardry of Gregory Hines, the entire stage becomes an instrument, as the performers create their own percussive soundtrack that layers and loops in a dizzying atomic maelstrom.
Hyped up with choreographer Michelle Dorrance’s signature wit and sense of fun, eight dancers and three musicians spike the punch bowl with rumpus room antics and technical prowess that is one-part playground contest, two-parts collectivist exercise, and three-parts mad-tap genius!
Presented in partnership with Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Speaking of Dance Pre-Show Talk 7:15pm each night in the Vancouver Playhouse Upper Lobby. Host: Andrew Nemr (Vancouver Tap Dance Society). Guest: Company representative TBA
Post-show Social after the performance on Friday night in the Playhouse Salons.