Digging deeper into the backstory of American tap’s African roots, melding with Irish jigs and English clogging, and picking up blues, jazz, funk and hip-hop influences along the way, Michelle Dorrance has been praised for “blasting open our notions of tap.” Her works look back and forward and in Dorrance’s hands and feet, tap dance feels unequivocally contemporary, peppered with fresh riffs and cutting-edge collaborators.
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Welcome to ICON SMART! We are happy to announce the recent creation of the first ever Choreographic Institute here in Washington, D.C. USA --- a long needed educational platform to foster creativity and develop professional skills specifically for emerging choreographers. Our Info Pack is available to download here.
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- Jessica H. - Mentorship is necessary to provide guidance, share learned knowledge, pass on insights from experienced professionals.
- Peter T. - In early career mentorship is great, but later on - a simple feedback is preferable.
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