Capitol Tap and District Tap
Part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018
Performance begins at 2:30pm.
Social media plays an increasingly large role in our lives, sometimes bringing us together, sometimes dividing us. This group of young dancers, whose lives have been partly defined by social media, explore what tap has meant to them in forming social connections and navigating today’s society.
Suitable for all ages.
About Capitol Tap
Capitol Tap, in residence at Knock On Wood Tap Studio in Washington, D.C., is shaping the next generation of tap musicians, dancers, historians, improvisers, technicians, teachers, and performers. Guided by founder Lisa Swenton-Eppard and assistant artistic director Baakari Wilder since 2010, these young artists have been awarded merit-based scholarships, booked professional gigs, been selected for Jacob’s Pillow, and performed at notable venues such as Wolf Trap (VA) and Symphony Space (NYC). They have received two Metro DC Dance Award nominations, collaborated with a 50-piece orchestra for a full-length concert, and were chosen by Capital One Small Business for a marketing campaign.
About District Tap
District Tap is a sister-ensemble of Capitol Tap, which is also under the direction of Lisa Swenton-Eppard and Baakari Wilder. The ensemble is focused on the preservation of historical works, creation of new works, sharing the art of tap dance, and developing artists who will lead future generations.