Michelle Dorrance News

BWW Interview: 'Tap Talk' Provides Lively, Informative Survey of Tap Choreographers and Companies
by Ryan Casey - Jan 27, 2014

In its inaugural effort, The American Tap Dance Foundation's new lecture-demonstration series fulfills its promise to educate and to honor the dance form through discussions, anecdotes and videos. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the 2014 Festival schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Cicely Tyson will accept the Prince Rainier III Award and filmmaker and New Arts Axis Director, Wendy Levy, and New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Tiler Peck, will receive Princess Grace Statue Awards at the 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala tonight, October 30, 2013, at Cipriani 42(nd) Street in New York City. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance Opens 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

A 2012 Princess Grace Award Winner, Tap Choreographer, Michelle Dorrance will open the 2013 Princes Grace Awards Gala with a special performance tonight, October 30th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening, hosted by Paula Zahn, will honor 24 artists and will continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during her lifetime. In total, the Foundation awards more than $1 million to artists in theater, dance performance, choreography and film. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Cicely Tyson will accept the Prince Rainier III Award and filmmaker and New Arts Axis Director, Wendy Levy, and New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Tiler Peck, will receive Princess Grace Statue Awards at the 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala on October 30, 2013, at Cipriani 42(nd) Street in New York City. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance to Open 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

A 2012 Princess Grace Award Winner, Tap Choreographer, Michelle Dorrance will open the 2013 Princes Grace Awards Gala with a special performance on October 30th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening, hosted by Paula Zahn, will honor 24 artists and will continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during her lifetime. In total, the Foundation awards more than $1 million to artists in theater, dance performance, choreography and film. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Host 2013 RHYTHM WORLD, 7/22-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 03, 2013


NY City Center to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of FALL FOR DANCE Festival with Alvin Ailey & Royal Ballet, Begin. 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

New York City Center is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival with a very special season, beginning with two free evenings of dance at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, hosted by The Public Theater, on September 16 and 17 (rain date, September 18). The Festival will continue at City Center from September 25 - October 5 with performances by 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, including three new works from today's most exciting young choreographers, commissioned by New York City Center in celebration of the tenth anniversary. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 23rd Rhythm World Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Highlighting the depth and breadth of national and international tap artistry, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world, beginning today, July 22, and running through August 4 in downtown Chicago. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Host 2013 RHYTHM WORLD, 7/22-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013


Dorrance Dance to Debut THE BLUES PROJECT at Jacob's Pillow, 7/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Jacob's Pillow presents Dorrance Dance and the world premiere of The Blues Project, July 24-28 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Founded two years ago by 2013 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Michelle Dorrance, the company features some of today's best tap artists including co-choreographers of The Blues Project Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. Award-winning musician, composer, and founder of the band BIGLovely Toshi Reagon created the music for The Blues Project, which will be performed live by Reagon and four other musicians on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums and percussion, and violin. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Host 2013 RHYTHM WORLD, 7/22-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013


Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents 23rd Rhythm World Tap Festival, 7/22-8/4
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

Highlighting the depth and breadth of national and international tap artistry, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts,presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world, July 22-August 4, 2013 in downtown Chicago. (more...)

Tap Extravaganza Set for Flushing Town Hall, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

Co-producer Cobi Narita says, "If you like tap, you've got a great chance to see many of the best dancers in the world, all in one night, at Flushing Town Hall on May 11. Tickets are selling fast to our 5th annual Queens Tap Extravaganza. We've got an Emmy winner, several Broadway stars, and a cover girl from Ebony magazine. Tap fans are coming from all up and down the East Coast." (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Goes to Michelle Dorrance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Jacob's Pillow announces today that Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff will soon present the seventh annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Award to Michelle Dorrance, an acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance. Praised as a "talented choreographer, the most promising one in tap right now" by Brian Seibert of The New York Times, Dorrance is among the most respected tap performers of her generation. (more...)

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL Tickets Go On Sale 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Single tickets for the 81st Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival go on sale to the general public on April 8 at 10am. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts; Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times has hailed the Pillow as "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." Tickets can be purchased by visiting jacobspillow.org or calling 413.243.0745. Further programming announcements will be made in late April for more than 200 free events, including Inside/Out performances, PillowTalks, exclusive art and photography exhibits, and free community events. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents Dorrance World Premiere, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2013

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) presents its resident ensemble BAM! performing a world premiere by 2012 Princess Grace Award winner Michelle Dorrance, commissioned by the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University as part of its debut MUSIC + MOVEMENT FESTIVAL. The program, which takes place Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. at the Katten/Landau Studio at 425 S. Wabash, also features works by Chicago native and Broadway star Ted Levy, CHRP Founder Lane Alexander and BAM! member Kristi Burris, as well as live music by the Greg Spero Trio and Chicago jazz vocalist Tressa Thomas. (more...)

The Martha Graham Dance Company Announces Joyce Theater Season, Now thru 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

The Martha Graham Dance Company (Janet Eilber, Artistic Director; LaRue Allen, Executive Director) will present 15 performances at The Joyce Theater, tonight, February 20-March 3, 2013. (more...)

'Rockin' in Rhythm' Youth Tap Showcase Comes to Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) presents 'Rockin' in Rhythm' tonight, February 16th, at 7:30 pm at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Tony Waag, Artistic/Executive Director, announced that the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy will be joining the Concert. (more...)

The American Tap Dance Foundation Announces 'Rockin' in Rhythm,' 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) will present 'Rockin' in Rhythm' on Saturday, February 16th, at 7:30 pm at the Peter Norton SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

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