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
The Lady Hoofers were proud to participate in the fourth annual Come Together Dance Festival hosted by Koresh Dance Company. The festival celebrates the diversity, creativity, and technical excellence of Philadelphia’s dance community.
The 5 night festival, held in August 2017 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, united dance innovators, audience favorites, and emerging artists including Brian Sanders’ JUNK, Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company, Rennie Harris Puremovement, PHILADANCO!, Kun-Yang Lin/ Dancers, and 35 other companies!
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