Apr 13 – 15, 2023
Thu – Sat | 8pm
“An ebullient performer, so full of life”
Dubbed a “tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth" by The New York Times, Bessie Award winner Ayodele Casel is a longtime City Center collaborator and one of the world’s great tap talents—an artist of strength and fluid, generous style. As the second featured artist-curator in our Artists at the Center series, Casel expands her sublime 2021 Fall for Dance commission Where We Dwell to further explore her and her collaborators’ personal, cultural, and musical approaches to the quintessentially American tap form.
Each of the series’ three unique programs includes Where We Dwell—Casel’s collaboration with vocalist Crystal Monee Hall—and features World Premiere City Center Commissions created with renowned tap artists including: Jared Alexander, Brinae Ali, Amanda Castro, Maurice Chestnut, Kurt Csolak, Naomi Funaki, Quynn Johnson, Ted Louis Levy, John Manzari, Anthony Morigerato, Caleb Teicher, and Dre Torres.
Cast and programming subject to change
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