American Tap Dance Foundation's RHYTHM IN MOTION Showcase to Return at The Duke on 42nd
In six performances over five days, top tap talent and emerging choreographers will offer a window into the forward thinking, innovative choreography driving the art form today. Directed and curated by American Tap Dance Foundation Artistic/Executive Director Tony Waag, Rhythm in Motion reveals the evolution of tap dance and the future of the medium.
"Once again, I'm very excited and proud to present a treasure trove of different voices that are working in the field today," said Mr. Waag, recipient of the Dance Magazine Award for contributions to the art form. "The audience will see, and hear, everything from refined classical jazz-driven material to fresh, raw, experimental pieces that are very provocative. I think the world has finally realized that tap dance and tap choreography can also test the audience, tell a story, be influenced by world issues and express anger, fear, sadness and spirituality.
"There is so much new work being created right now that needs to be seen and shared with audiences. I only wish we had a dedicated Tap Dance Theater space where we could present new choreography, new ideas, new concepts year round," he said.
Rhythm in Motion is a theatrical platform enabling the art form to present, move forward and grow. The American Tap Dance Foundation has been lauded for preserving the history of tap dance, as well as inspiring its evolution.
Watch a promo video for this year's event below!
IF YOU GO:
RHYTHM IN MOTION 2017
THE DUKE ON 42ND STREET
229 W 42ND Street (between 7th & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10036
Wednesday, March 29 (7pm)
Thursday, March 30, (7pm)
Friday, March 31, (7pm)
Saturday, April 1, (2pm)
Saturday, April 1, (7pm)
Sunday, April 2, (2pm)
$125 VIP Donor (includes premium seat locations & post-performance meet the artists reception)
$50 Regular Admission
$25 Children, Students & Seniors (Children under 12 years of age, Students with valid picture ID & Seniors over 65 years of age)
Sunday - Monday, 11am-5pm; Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-7pm - 646.223.3010
BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS - Tuesday - Friday, 4-7pm; Saturday, 12-6pm- Extended hours until performance time on show days - Additional information call: 646-230-9564
ABOUT THE AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION - ATDF is a non-profit organization committed to establishing and legitimizing tap dance as a vital component of American dance through creation, presentation, education and preservation. The organization is in a unique position as both a promoter of the new and preserver of the living history of tap dance as an art form.
ATDF programs include Tap City, the annual New York City Tap Festival, the Tap City Youth Ensemble, Rhythm in Motion, the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund, the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame, the Annual Hoofer & Tap Preservation Awards, the American Tap Dance Archives at the Lincoln Center Library and occasional outdoor public events, concert performances and national/international tours.
Pictured: Rhythm in Motion 2016. Photo by Vitaliy Piltser.