Tap Dancing

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Nature's way

Evoking the great outdoors with live jazz, live hoofing, and spoken text.
The atmospheric Jazz and Tap Odyssey
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2009

Never say die

George M! is a trip back to a time when entertainers were bigger than life, and flag-waving patriotism set off applause as easily as puppies and cute babies prompt aaahs.
Revisiting George M !
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2008

What's left behind

Tap Olé is less a new-fangled bicultural fusion than a return to tap dancing’s foundational swingtime.
Tap Olé at the Regent, Rachid Ouramdane at the ICA, Prometheus at Boston Conservatory
By DEBRA CASH  |  May 21, 2008

Telling the Truth

Providence hip-hop ain’t what you think it is.
Prolyphic and Reanimator bring it
By BOB GULLA  |  May 07, 2008

Tellers and a show

Dancers do a lot of talking about their work these days. This can be disarming and engaging as a lead-in to a performance, but it seldom gives away any secrets.
Josh Hilberman, Jody Weber, and Beth Soll
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 03, 2008

The big bang

A resurgence of interest tap dance was fueled in the ’90s by films and Broadway shows that featured the late, great Gregory Hines and his young friend Savion Glover.
Buckets and Tap Shoes ooze rhythm
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 01, 2007


Stepping right up

Bob Dylan’s music isn’t the first thing you’d think of as the basis for a dance show.
Twyla’s Dylan in New York; Rhythm at the Regent
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 01, 2006


The unusual title — Open for Dancing — for Island Moving Co.’s five-day fall dance festival comes from several sources.
Island Moving Co. out in the Open  
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2006

Tilly and the Wall

The tap dancing conceit makes perfect sense in Tilly’s boisterous, lovedrunk sound, which skirts indie-folk tedium through sheer energy.
Bottoms of Barrels | Team Love
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 06, 2006