I thought I’d never seen such a thrilling example of how dance and music can combine and feed each other.
Nicholas Van Young supplied an astounding display of virtuosity that seemed to amaze even the dancer himself.
Dorrance’s partners dance jazz in the most basic way, for its propulsiveness and its amenability to individual imagination.
Without being at all didactic, Michelle Dorrance reveres tap history by adapting traditional ideas, then resolving them unexpectedly.
This is Michelle Dorrance’s break out year, or perhaps more accurately the year people outside the intimate tap community got to know her by sight and reputation.