Music & Tap Dance Event
Sunday, March 22, 2015
15:00, Werkgebouw Het Veem, Amsterdam
Adress: Van Diemenstraat 410, Amsterdam
Reservations: 020-6224679, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Max Pollak, tap dance
Mariana Hutchinson, violin
Gustavo Corrales Romero, piano
Tatiana Koleva, percussion
David Kweksilber, clarinets
About the Project
Cuba goes Tap is a project conceived and directed by Keyla Orozco, featuring acclaimed Austrian-American Tap dancer Max Pollak, creator of RumbaTap, merging American Rhythm Tap with Afro-Cuban music and dance.
Central focus of the the program is the world premiere of Orozco's Traveling Shoe Stories, a half hour work for tap dancer and chamber ensemble, in which Cuban and Venezuelan folk music, western classical tradition, pop, jazz, improvisation and tap dance live harmonically together.
The show brings the audience a unique experience regarding to what is commonly known in the world about both Cuban music and tap dance. Through the original and versatile dance style of Max Pollak and the multi-abilities of our excellent musicians, the show travels from folk and popular to classical, jazz and contemporary music styles that have been always present in Cuba. Both written and improvised music and dance have equal role in the show.
Works by K. Orozco:
TRAVELING SHOE STORIES (world Premiere)
for Tap dancer and chamber ensemble
MARIMBA DE JUCARO AMARILLO (Holland Premiere)
for marimba solo
ESTUDIO DEL PAJARILLO
for bass clarinet, high-hat and tap shoe
The rest of the program includes besides a RumbaTap solo dance, works by Cuban composers from the XIX and XX century, M. Samuel, C. Fariñas, and A.G. Caturla, all in recreated versions with tap-dance improvisation.
This project is being made possible thanks to:
Fonds Podium Kunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Donemus Publishing, Stichting Essential Arts and Private Sponsors.
Top image collage: creation of K&G Productions