The Tap Affect

Introducing The Australian Tap Dance Company’s First Show

The Tap Affect | March 26-28

 

WIN TICKETS!! We have a double pass to giveaway to see The Tap Affect on Thursday 26 March, 7:45pm, at Riverside Theatres. To enter, send in your name and number to win@dancelife.com.au with the subject title ‘The Tap Affect’. Winner drawn at random. Entries close 20 March.

FORM Dance Projects is proud to introduce The Australian Tap Dance Company as they present the premiere of their inaugural work, The Tap Affect, at Riverside Theatres from 26th to 28th March.

The Tap Affect is a celebration of the unique art form of tap. With each of the seven 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.

The performers in The Tap Affect are: Julian Bonser, Reid Perry, Charles Cameron, Michaella Mead, Jack Egan, Peta Anderson and Brianna Taylor.

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 an abstract biographical view into their connection to dance.”

Annette McLernon, director of FORM Dance Projects, said “When we presented The Tap Pack as part of Dance Bites 2013, it was an incredibly popular and accessible slapstick tap comedy. Six years on, Thomas Egan is moving forward with other collaborators forming the Australian Tap Dance Company, which is exciting, especially introducing leading female Australian tap artists into this company.”

The Australian Tap Dance Company was formed in 2019 and collects inspiring Australian talent to cultivate the art form of tap. 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.

THE TAP AFFECT by THE AUSTRALIAN TAP DANCE COMPANY

Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Thursday 26 March – Saturday 28 March (7:45pm each day plus 12:30pm on 27 March)
Bookings:  (02) 8839 3399 or  www.form.org.au/the-tap-affect/

 

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