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ETM: Double Down

ETM: Double Down (2016)

Using original tap “instruments” designed by 2014 Bessie Award Winner Nicholas Van Young, the score is not simply danced to, but danced BY the company. With the right programming, the sound of a single footfall can range from a snare drum to a note on an arpeggio.

Choreography by Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young, with Ephrat Asherie, and solo improvisation by the dancers
Original Music by Gregory Richardson, Nicholas Van Young, Donovan Dorrance, Aaron Marcellus, Warren Craft, with Michelle Dorrance
Additional Music by Adele, The Knife, Bon Iver, Patrick Watson
Lighting Design by Kathy Kaufmann
Costume Design by Amy Page
80 min (+15 min intermission)      8 dancers, 3 musicians

 photo credit: Christopher Duggan

photo credit: Christopher Duggan

 photo credit: Matt Murphy

photo credit: Matt Murphy

 photo credit: Elliott Franks

photo credit: Elliott Franks

 photo credit: Christopher Duggan

photo credit: Christopher Duggan

 photo credit: Matt Murphy

photo credit: Matt Murphy

ETM: The Initial Approach was co-commissioned and created, in part, during a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, with support from the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Initiative. ETM Double Down was created in part during a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation with major funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.