[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Rhythm & Blues & Shoes - This Saturday at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Pamela Hetherington pamelamh4 at gmail.com
Wed May 17 22:27:28 EDT 2017


Take It Away Dance presents

*Rhythm & Blues & Shoes*
An Evening of New Tap Dance Works and Live Music
Saturday, May 20
Two shows: 5 and 8 pm***
Rittenhouse Soundworks, 219 West Rittenhouse Street, Philadelphia, PA
(free parking lot next door)
Tickets $18/$20
Show length is 70 minutes, no intermission.
For more information, visit www.takeitawaydance.com or call 267-273-6937

Artistic direction, choreography, original compositions and arrangements:
Pamela Hetherington

Music direction:
Jonathan Katz

Take It Away Dance:
Pamela Hetherington, Lauren O'Shea, Rosie Marinelli

The Jonathan Katz Quartet:
Jonathan Katz (saxophone), Nicholas Krolak (bass), Gusten Rudolph (drums),
James Santangelo (piano)

About the show:
Rhythm & Blues & Shoes takes a leap into bebop, blues and tap dance from
1945 into the mid-1960s. Bebop drummers like Kenny Clarke, Philly Joe Jones
and Art Blakey, (many of whom started out tap dancing), took inspiration
for many of their complex licks and riffs from hoofers. As jazz and
specifically, jazz drumming, got more complicated, tap dancers found ways
to innovate their own music and continue the conversation of jazz and tap
dance. This concert features some music by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie,
Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner and original compositions by Pamela
Hetherington.

***Featuring a special performance by The Philadelphia Community Tap
Project (www.phillytapproject.com)


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