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Tap Family Reunion

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Saturday, May 23 2020 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
 
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Saturday, May 23 2020 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
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ALL ACCESS TAP FAMILY PASS
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The All Access Tap Family Pass allows one person (or single household) the opportunity to experience all of the festivities listed on the schedule below.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you complete the registration process here after completing your purchase: https://forms.gle/af1qiuEN54BiP77j6

Thursday, May 21st
12pm-5pm: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson Footage Party & private Viewing of the movie “Bojangles” starring Gregory Hines. Moderated by Special Guests

Friday, May 22nd
Tap Classes:
11:00am: Beg - Derick K. Grant
12:15pm: Int - Dormeshia
1:30pm: Adv - Jumaane Taylor

Live Streams:
3:00pm-5:00pm: “Raising the Bar” Screening & Talk
5:30pm-7:30pm: “Happy Birthday, Bill!” Screening & Talk

Saturday, May 23rd
Tap Classes
11:00am: Beg - Josette Wiggan
12:15pm: Adv - Jason Samuels Smith
1:30pm: Int - Jason Janas
2:45pm: Open Level - Super Villainz

Tap Family Quiz Game
5:00pm-6:30pm

Sunday, May 24th
The Tap Family Jam & Hang
2:00pm-5pm

Monday, May 25th
2:00pm - 4pm: Special Screening of Maurice Hines documentary “Bring Them Back” with Artist Talk featuring Tap Family Reunion producer Debbie Allen

5pm - 6:30pm: In collaboration with The Joyce Theater - Free Screening of excerpts from Dormeshia’s And Still You Must Swing with Artist Talk

10.00$
Beginner Tap - Josette Wiggan-Freund @ 11am
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Beginner tap class 11am-12pm ET

10.00$
Advanced Tap - Jason Samuels Smith @ 12:15pm
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Advanced Tap class 12:15pm-1:15pm

10.00$
Intermediate Tap -Jason Janas @ 1:30pm
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Intermediate Tap Class 1:30-2:30pm EST

15.00$
Super Villainz - Dormeshia/Derick/Jason @ 2:45pm
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90min exclusive tap workshop with all three artistic directors.

2.00$
On Demand: Raising The Bar Show Only
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Conceived and Choreographed by Award-winning collaborators Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant & Jason Samuels Smith, Raising The Bar is a new revue celebrating the timeless relationship between Tap Dance and Jazz: two of the most popular original African-American art forms that has since been embraced worldwide. Raising The Bar challenges perceptions of the standard chorus line, where dancers are instead offered moments to shine in their own right, through dynamic and intricate arrangements. Reminiscent of great American Vaudeville, the show concept while inspired by the era, includes a more contemporary feel.- Solo acts feature some of our Tap community’s own leading voices across styles and generations. This production debuted as part of the first annual Tap Family Reunion weekend events and was originally presented by The Schomburg Center at The Langston Hughes Auditorium.

Reviews:
"“Raising the Bar,” choreographed and directed by the three organizers to convey, in (Dormeshia’s) words, “how we feel about the dance.” The dominant feeling was a love of tradition, expressed even in the format, with a jazz band and a singer (the ebullient Antoinette Montague, who also played kazoo) accompanying a series of hotshot improvisers (Maurice Chestnut, Nico Rubio) and octogenarian masters (Skip Cunningham, Brenda Bufalino)." - NY Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/arts/dance/tap-family-reunion-raising-the-bar.html

"Up in Harlem last night, the tap fam turned out for the signature event of the first annual Tap Family Reunion. Raising The Bar--created by formidable tap stars Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels-Smith--celebrated National Tap Dance Day, birthday of ancestor Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Hosted Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the show was cookin' like the first barbecue of Memorial Day weekend. People, without exaggeration, this was one of the best and hottest shows of New York's jam-packed season. Following a brief introduction by the three co-conspirators--they do call themselves The Super Villainz--and a blessing from renowned Debbie Allen, the evening took off with the warm, sumptuous jazz of Igmar Thomas's quartet."- InfiniteBody
https://infinitebody.blogspot.com/2018/05/raising-bar-at-new-yorks-tap-family.html

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On Demand: Happy Birthday Bill - Show Only
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Tap Family Reunion presents its second original performance with Direction & Choreography by Award-winning Tap Dancers Derick K. Grant, Dormeshia, and Jason Samuels Smith. Happy Birthday Bill! celebrates the birthday of Tap Icon Bill Bojangles Robinson in a fun and festive way. Featured performers from film, stage and screen join a stellar chorus line of dancers for an evening that will sure to be one to remember! The performance runs roughly 75 min with no intermission and was originally presented at The Schomburg Center's Langston Hughes Auditorium.

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TAP FAMILY FUND
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