The Lady Hoofers were pleased to present our second annual spring concert On Tap at the Performance Garage. In addition to returning repertoire, the company premiered three new works: "Outside the (Music)box" and "Where It Happens," by Managing Director Katie Budris, plus guest choreographer Caleb Teicher's "...and Away."
Caleb Teicher began his dance career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance’s celebrated company, Dorrance Dance, in 2011. Caleb currently manages his own Caleb Teicher & Company, which utilizes traditional American dance forms (Tap, Vernacular Jazz, Lindy Hop) to create new concert dance work. The company has been presented by The Joyce Theater, Works & Process at Guggenheim Bilbao, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s Inside/Out Series, Paris Jazz Roots Dance Festival, and the American Tap Dance Foundation, amongst others. Caleb joined us in Philadelphia in January 2018 for a series of Master Classes, and again in April to create and set "...and Away." on the company. We learned so much from him and are thrilled to add his work to our company repertoire.
*Photos by Joe Matzerath
In celebration of our 5th Anniversary, The Lady Hoofers were premiered The Tapcracker, a full length, all tap version of the classic holiday favorite. Set to the music of both Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, The Tapcracker transports audiences to Paris, where an infestation of rats has thrown the city into chaos. Toy soldiers guard the Eiffel Tower, mice wreak havoc in the Metro, and frazzled chefs prepare for a feast at the magical palace of Versailles, featuring characters from the beloved Land of the Sweets. After several years of sold out performances at the Performance Garage, the company moved to the Suzanne Roberts Theater on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, thanks in part to a grant from The Philadelphia Cultural Fund. The Tapcracker featured The Lady Hoofers First Company, Apprentice Dancers, and 2017 Youth Ensemble, comprised of talented students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Photos by Bill Hebert
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