A dynamic evening of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion, The Blues Project is a collaboration of today’s best tap artists, musicians, and choreographers. Together, Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and Toshi Reagon breathe fresh energy into traditional tap dance, and with that, a nod to its historical origins. But this is not your mom’s tap show. Dorrance is known for her innovative choreography that engages the entire body and commands the stage. Nine dancers and the band BIGLovely re-imagine quintessential American dance and music in astonishing tap solos and captivating ensembles. Winner of the 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production, this creative collaboration brings tap into sharp, contemporary focus. This is no stage for your arms to be at your sides.
This performance is presented by YBCA in partnership with San Francisco Performances.
Regular Admission: $40 -$65
Student, Senior, Teacher: $36 – $58
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.
Pay What You Can level: Regular admission
Individual level and above: $32 – $52
All Access and Curators Circle: $32 – $52
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Sat, Mar 18
The 50 Cent Tabernacle is a series of open, mixed-level dance classes with some of the Bay Area’s foremost masters of the craft. We believe in making art accessible, and for just 50 cents, participants can attend as many classes as they like. Each Tabernacle is shaped around different types of dance and movement, there’s something for everybody. Proceeds from 50 cent Tabernacles go towards YBCA’s youth art programs – it’s a win, win!
This month’s Tabernacle is inspired by Dorrance Dance Blues Project, which honors and pushes the boundaries of tap tradition. Enjoy classes that celebrate the percussion and rhythm in movement, ranging from traditional indian dance to step!
11AM Flamenco with La Tania
12PM Tap and Body Percussion with Michelle Dorrance
1PM Step Dance with Antwan Davis
2PM Kathak Dance with Rachna Nivas
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
YBCA Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation
Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16-17: National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The Leslie and Merle Rabine 2016-17 Performance Season is made possible in part by : Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.
Blues Project is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts