Bill Evans’ Rhythmic Tap Intensive
The 2017 Modern Movements Festival will feature a reunion of accomplished artist/teachers of the Bill Evans Rhythm Tap Ensemble, which was founded in 1992.
Bill Evans was named one of the world’s three favorite tap artists in the Dance Magazine Readers’ Poll. Mark Yonally performed in the Evans Ensemble for several years before founding the Chicago Tap Theatre. He has become a leading and groundbreaking world tap artist in recent years, receiving critical acclaim in the US and Europe. Kristen Socci now lives in New York City, where she has performed in nationally-known tap companies. Courtney World is the director of dance at the University of the South in Tennessee. She will travel from Nashville for this occasion. Each of these renowned tap artists will teach master rhythm tap classes for students and professionals in southern New England.
Saturday, April 8, AS220 Black Box
Beginning Tap Technique, Courtney World, 11:30 – 12:45
Intermediate Tap Repertory, Bill Evans—1:00 – 2:15
Advanced Tap Repertory, Kristen Socci—2:30 – 4:00
Sunday, April 9, AS220 Black Box--
Intermediate Tap Technique, Mark Yonally, 1:30 – 3:00
Monday, April 10, AS220 Black Box--
Intermediate Tap Improvisation and Repertory, Mark Yonally, 5:00 – 6:15
"…modern-rhythmic dance barrier-breaker Bill Evans is an experience of intimate and symphonic proportions". His breadth of experience in ballet, modern and tap dance has molded Evans into a uniquely lyrical-percussive artist. And while fusion might be an easy buzzword to slap onto his merging of styles, he more accurately melds each discipline into the other so that only movement-with no titles attached-remains. --Lucia Mauro, Chicago Tribune
“…brilliant choreography of the show’s leading man and CTT Artistic Director [Mark Yonally]. Each individual dance…is a jewel on its own and a shiny puzzle piece in the interlocking world.” –Lauren Whalen, Chicago Theatre Beat
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