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Thursday, June 13, 2024

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fri24may8:00 pmfri9:00 pmIn Conversation Event Organized ByThe Dance CentreEvent Type Dance8:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2G6, Canada

Event Details

Canadian tap dance star Danny Nielsen delves into the close relationship between tap and jazz piano in his new work In Conversation. A collaboration with the renowned pianist/percussionist Kristian Alexandrov, the piece will include new takes on old standards as well as original music, drawing on everything from traditional and contemporary jazz to R&B, hip hop and rock.

Nielsen is renowned not only for his dazzling technique and natural musicality, but also for creating works which seek to constantly innovate while still honouring the rich traditions of the form. With lighting/video design from Jack Chipman (Vancouver Opera, Electric Company Theatre, plastic orchid factory), additional accompaniment by Miles Hill on bass, and creative consulting and direction by Houston’s Matthew Shields (Post Modern Jukebox, Tapestry Dance Company), this show will be a celebration of tap and musical artistry.

Danny Nielsen has emerged as one of the leaders of tap dance in Canada. Originally from Calgary, he began to further his knowledge of tap by studying at various festivals throughout Canada and the US from the age of 14. His prolific technical skill and musical sensibility launched him onto the international stage at the age of 23. Danny has taught and performed at many national and international tap festivals all over the world. Performance credits include Radical System Art’s Telemetry, Derick Grant’s What is This Thing Called Love?, and his own production On Foot.


May 24, 2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

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