A dynamic evening of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion, The Blues Project is a collaboration of today’s best tap artists, musicians, and choreographers. Together, Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and Toshi Reagon breathe fresh energy into traditional tap dance, and with that, a nod to its historical origins. But this is not your mom’s tap show. Dorrance is known for her innovative choreography that engages the entire body and commands the stage. Nine dancers and the band BIGLovely re-imagine quintessential American dance and music in astonishing tap solos and captivating ensembles. Winner of the 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production, this creative collaboration brings tap into sharp, contemporary focus. This is no stage for your arms to be at your sides.
This performance is presented by YBCA in partnership with San Francisco Performances.
Regular Admission: $40 -$65
Student, Senior, Teacher: $36 – $58
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.
Pay What You Can level: Regular admission
Individual level and above: $32 – $52
All Access and Curators Circle: $32 – $52
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
YBCA Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation
Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16-17: National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The Leslie and Merle Rabine 2016-17 Performance Season is made possible in part by : Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.
Blues Project is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts