Michelle will be performing three times this weekend!
She will present her own work and company, Dorrance Dance / New York, as a part of Stam-pede, a percussive dance concert at Symphony Space on Sunday, January 8th at 3pm (tickets here); And she will also be performing with Jason Samuels Smith and Company in Focus Dance at The Joyce Theater on Friday, January 6th at 8pm and Sunday, January, 8th at 2pm (tickets here).
Goings On About Town
January 9, 2012
“STAM-PEDE”Returning for a third year, the annual percussive dance sampler boasts the two hoofers who went home with Bessie Awards in 2011. The talented Caleb Teicher is just starting out, but Michelle Dorrance has already proven herself to be one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today. They are joined by Chicago Tap Theatre, which goes in for narrative, and by David Parker and the Bang Group. Maya de Silva brings her Flamenco Revolución, while Parijat Desai represents a contemporary take on bharata natyam. (Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th St. 212-864-5400. Jan. 8 at 3.)
The Joyce starts off the New Year with a six-day festival of small and mid-sized dance companies from across the country, grouped into mixed bills. Most, like Keigwin + Company and Kate Weare, are familiar to New York audiences. The final program (Jan. 6 and Jan.
includes the always fresh and imaginative Trey McIntyre Project, last seen in New York several years ago, as well the spitfire tapper Jason Samuels Smith. For full programs, visit joyce.org. (175 Eighth Ave., at 19th St. 212-242-0800. Jan. 4 at 7:30, Jan. 5-6 at 8, Jan. 7 at 2 and 8, and Jan. 8 at 2 and 7:30.)