March 1, 2020
Capitol Tap and District Tap with special guests Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, presents Sole Beats: Percussive Dances Spanning the Globe! Hear and see percussive dances from Ireland, Hungary, Canada, the United States, and more as Capitol Tap, District Tap, and Footworks share their common percussive beats in this rousing hour using the soles of their feet, and more! This show includes audience participation!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Capitol Tap and District Tap are cultivating tap’s next generation of musicians, dancers, technicians, historians, improvisors, performers, and educators of all ages. With a repertoire including historical works from Bojangles, Eddie Brown, and Buster Brown to contemporary works from Michelle Dorrance, Caleb Teicher, and Heather Cornell, they’ve collaborated with a 50-piece orchestra in an evening-length program, garnered two award nominations their first season, and were chosen by Capital One Small Business for a marketing campaign with an online ad and multi-week print inserts in The Washington Post. They’ve been co-presented by Dance Place in Washington, DC with three evening-length productions (2017, 2018, 2019). Ensemble members have been awarded merit-based scholarships, booked for professional gigs and tours, and selected for the prestigious School at Jacob’s Pillow for tap dance. Directors Lisa Swenton-Eppard and Baakari Wilder.