Dorrance Dance

February 02, 2018, 11:00 AM
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts

Modlin Arts School Series
Show Length:
60 minutes + Q&A 
Recommended Grades: 3-12

Dorrance Dance honors tap dance’s uniquely American art form and powerful history with works that combine the musicality of tap with the choreographic intricacies of contemporary dance. Led by artistic director Michelle Dorrance, former STOMP member and 2015 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Dorrance Dance strives to uphold the traditional form while simultaneously pushing it rhythmically, technically, and conceptually.

The Modlin Center performance features three innovative works: "Three to One," a unique blend of tap and modern dance; "Jungle Blues," a high-energy display of heel stomps, shoulder shimmies, and acrobatic splits and flips; and "Myelination," an ambitious work featuring 12 dancers and a full instrumental band. 

Tickets are $7 for students and teachers with a free chaperone ticket for every ten student tickets purchased. Scholarship assistance is available to cover the cost of admisison for students in need. Request scholarship seats at the time of your reservation.

Modlin Arts School Series performances are available exclusively to public and private schools as well as homeschoolers, and are closed to the general public.

The presentation of Michelle Dorrance’s Myelination was made possible by The New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.