The U.S. Embassy supported the Singapore International Festival of Arts, as well as acclaimed American dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Michelle Dorrance and her company Dorrance Dance.
On May 6, Michelle conducted an intermediate tap dance masterclass , followed by an “In Conversation” session. The class focused on technique through challenging drills with emphasis on clarity, time, and musicality in order to develop the strongest possible technical range for each student.
On May 8 and 9, “The Blues Project,” Winner of a Bessie Award in 2015 for outstanding production, brought together some of today’s best tap artists, musicians, and choreographers in an innovative evening of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion. Featuring performances by award-winning tap dance company Dorrance Dance with acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, “The Blues Project” is a creative collaboration that explores the relationship between music, sound, and movement.