Rhythm Is Life | April 8
Dormeshia Tap Collective

Co-Presented with MASS MoCA

Joined by a smoking hot jazz trio and an ensemble of fellow hoofers, tap queen Dormeshia brings her critically acclaimed, classic-style tap concert to North Adams for an evening of thrilling percussive dance and music co-presented by Mass MoCA. Dormeshia—a recipient of two Bessie Awards, a Princess Grace Award, an Astaire Award, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, as well as the Doris Duke Artist Award—is “so deeply versed in tap tradition and technique that she has the whole of it at her command” (The New York Times). Rhythm Is Life explores the grooves, breath, and pulse of life. Through a series of rhythmic explorations, Dormeshia creates a kaleidoscope of choreography that both moves with the universal pulse of life and invites others to find their own groove. Performed by a group of magnetic dancers and live musicians, the piece is a meditation, a voyage, and above all, a celebration of life.

Dormeshia will return to Jacob’s Pillow this Summer to lead the Tap Dance Program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow as Program Director alongside Michelle Dorrance and Derick Grant. Learn more here.

Event Dates
Saturday, Apr 8

8:00 PM

Mass MoCA Co-Presentation:
Rhythm Is Life

At MASS MoCA: Apr 8