Toronto International Tap Dance Festival

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
June 2-4 juin 2017
8:00 | 20:00

Presented by | Diffusé par: Harbourfront Centre NextSteps
Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay W

Experience the wide range of how tap lives today during this three day festival co-produced by Toffan Rhythm Projects and Harbourfront Centre.  The first night of the festival presents What the Ear Sees performed by Canadian tap icon Heather Cornell.  In collaboration with Making music Dance (NYC), the show will offer unexpected musical combinations including African balafon, violin, classical guitar alongside tap and flamenco.  The second night welcomes living legend Arthur Duncan in A Class Act Defined accompanied by select local dancers and the 18-piece Toronto Jazz Orchestra.  Each of these international headlining acts represent opposite ends of tap’s spectrum – one being the music, the other accompanied by it in full force.  New choreographic debuts from local commissioned artists Paula Skimin, Travis Knights, Dianne Montgomery and Johnathan Morin will be opening both shows. To end the festival Rhythm & Sound hosts The Jam, a night of open tap improvisation and live music.  Then, the floor opens up to dancers of all ages and levels to take the stage.  The festival also includes masterclasses with festival artists and a series of panel discussions. 

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