The Tap Affect

The Australian Tap Dance Company’s Inaugural Show

Riverside Theatres, July 8-10 + Tap Workshops

“Listen to my feet and I will tell you the story of my life.” – John Bubbles

Finally, FORM Dance Projects is proud to welcome The Australian Tap Dance Company as they present the premiere of their inaugural work, The Tap Affect, at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, from 8th to 10th July.

The show was originally planned to debut in March 2020 but was postponed until now due to Covid19.

The Tap Affect is a celebration of the unique art form of tap. With each of the eight performers having their own tap style and story, they will each delve into their emotional bond to the art form as well as pay tribute to the masters of tap including Eddie Brown, Buster Brown, Bill Robinson, John Bubbles, Eleanor Powell and Jeni Legon.

The show goes back to the roots of tap dance, most commonly associated with rhythm tap. With musically intricate steps, different accents and time signatures, The Tap Affect features stunningly difficult and exquisite tap.

Brianna Taylor, co-creative director of The Australian Tap Dance Company, said, “The Tap Affect is a celebration of what inspires our Australian dancers. We see diverse slices of each artist’s emotional connection to the art form that come together to provide a powerful performance. Each segment will be a biographical view into their connection to dance.”

The performers in The Tap Affect are: Brianna Taylor, Charles Cameron, Jack Egan, Julian Bonser, Michaella Mead, Peta Anderson, Reid Perry and Thomas J Egan. They will be accompanied by percussionist Niki Johnson.

The Company will also be holding tap workshops on Saturday 10 July at 11am before the matinee performance. Tickets to the workshops can be purchased as a show bundle or separately.

Formed in 2019, The Tap Affect is the first work to be presented by The Australian Tap Dance Company. The Company’s creative directors – Jack Egan, Brianna Taylor, Peta Anderson and Thomas J Egan – are passionate about building a platform for Australian tap dancers to present engaging works for audiences in Australia, with a vision to touring their works around the globe. The Company’s aim is to strengthen and bring the tap community together, and to produce and create work for Australian tap dancers and audiences.

THE TAP AFFECT by THE AUSTRALIAN TAP DANCE COMPANY

Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Thursday 8 July – Saturday 10 July (8pm & 2:30pm on 10 July)
WORKSHOP: Saturday 10 July at 11am
Bookings:  (02) 8839 3399 or riversideparramatta.com.au

 

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