Dorrance Dance & Toshi Reagon: The Blues Project at The Kennedy Center
MacArthur-winning tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance and acclaimed blues-folk singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon bring together their energetic ensembles for The Blues Project, a transfixing program from two forces of nature in the worlds of music and movement. Last seen at The Kennedy Center in 2012's JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance, Michelle Dorrance (Stomp) breathes new life into tap in this dazzling Kennedy Center premiere. The Torrance Dance ensemble is complemented by the husky-edged vocals of Reagon and her supercharged band BIGLovely, whose "music envelops the dancing ... through to the last chord and sometimes even beyond it" (The New York Times).