ETM: Double Down
Venue: Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $39.00
"A fresh and innovative show... When “ETM: Double Down” is rocking, Dorrance Dance is one big band."
- Brian Siebert, The New York Times
You’ve seen her perform with Stephen Colbert on television, now 2015 MacArthur “Genius” award recipient, Michelle Dorrance and 2014 Bessie Award winner Nicholas Van Young bring tap into the age of electronic music in their internationally acclaimed collaboration, ETM: Double Down.
ETM: Double Down takes the uniquely American dance form of tap to a new level, with a musical score triggered by the company of eight dancers’ fabulous footwork. Tap has always been a way of talking to the stage, but with Van Young’s electronic tap boards, the stage is now able to talk back, as every step, swipe, and scrape sets off an element of sound, turning the entire stage into a musical instrument.
Choreography: Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young, with Ephrat Asherie, and solo improvisation by the dancers
Original Music by: Gregory Richardson, Nicholas Van Young, Donovan Dorrance, Aaron Marcellus, Warren Craft, with Michelle Dorrance
Additional Music by: Adele Adkins, Karin Dreijer Andersson, Olof Dreijer, Justin Vernon, Patrick Watson
Dancers: Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Christopher Broughton, Elizabeth Burke, Warren Craft, Michelle Dorrance, Leonardo Sandoval, Byron Tittle, Nicholas Van Young
Musicians: Donovan Dorrance (Piano/Controllerist); Aaron Marcellus (Vocals); Gregory Richardson (Bass/Guitar); Nicholas Van Young, Warren Craft, Michelle Dorrance (Drums/Percussion)
Running time (approximate):
1 hour and 38 minutes