Dorrance Dance

Recorded at Jacob's Pillow: 
July 25, 2013

The founder and director of Dorrance Dance, Michelle Dorrance is the winner of the 2013 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and has been lauded as one of today's most imaginative tap choreographers. She grew up performing with the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble under the direction of Gene Medler, and has since performed in STOMP and with the companies of Savion Glover and Jason Samuels Smith among many others. This world premiere engagement of The Blues Project featured the live music of composer and music director Toshi Reagon. Only a year later, Dorrance returned to the Pillow with a two-week run of ETM: The Initial Approach.

Dance Title: The Blues Project
Choreography: Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards (2013)
Music: Toshi Reagon