With a mission focused on disrupting the preconceived notions of tap dance, jorsTAP expands further into the undiscovered with a full evening of premieres. Company dancer Molly Vass explores the everyday doldrums by literally putting on your happy face in Smile. Artistic Director Kendra Jorstad brings new life into a children's musical instrument with Consonance. And Jorstad pairs up with artist David Lee Csicsko for another run of live painting and tap dance. Nuttina and the Star Maids, set to Egyptian jazz music and a little Gershwin, gives a modern take on the goddess Nut and her minions.
A show entirely focused on female themes, from gossip to spit up and everything in between. jorsTAP's own Molly Vass makes her choreographic premiere with Listen.
Guest pieces by Melissa Reh and Jenna Deidel, both of Audible Odyssey.
Collaborating with artists of all mediums, Rackets adds unique elements to tap dance with a full evening of premieres. Playing on four different concepts, tap dance will be coupled with original music, live art, visual elements an an altered view for the audience.
Read the Chicago Reader's write up of the show here
Marking a premiere performance for the company, Disruption showcased tap dance as full body art, focused on crisp footwork combined with relevant upper body movement. By rejuvenating the classic ideal of tap dance, jorsTAP chicago, the newest concert tap dance company in Chicago, challenges the audience to eliminate all preconceived notions and experience emotions not typically portrayed through tap dance.