2018 Festival

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TAP DANCE MUSICIANSHIP RESIDENCY
August 20 – 26, 2018
40 hours | All Day
2 Levels | 20 students/level
All Classes held at Scotiabank Dance Centre
FACULTY:
Heather Cornell
Travis Knights
 Sarah Reich
Nick Fraser (Drummer)
& other musicians as guest artists!
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Do you consider yourself a musician?
Training your technique is one part of the whole.  Come train your ear, and discover who you are as a musician.

The 2018 Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival is serving up a unique opportunity to push dancers to the next level. Tap dance is a balancing act between music and movement. This year, we’re tipping the scales toward music. Everything from composition, tone, phrasing, feel, time signatures, arrangement, improvisation, and audio recording will be developed. We invite you to participate in a 5 day residency with two of the most sought after tap dance artists, and an accomplished jazz musician. By the end, not only will you have advanced your musical knowledge, but you will also be a part of the creation of an ambitious, new, original composition set by the faculty. You will also record and perform these pieces at the festival gala. Residency students may also have the opportunity to collaborate with a musician to compose and record their own music.

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AUGUST 24 + 25 | MASTER WORKSHOPS
Faculty:
Matt Shields (7.5 hr Residency)
Dayna Szyndrowski
Heather Cornell, Travis Knights, Sarah Reich + Nick Fraser (Drummer)
& Musical Guest Artists
AUGUST 25 | PERFORMANCE
Directed by Travis Knights
Orpheum Annex
Stay Tuned for more info!

AUGUST 23 + 26 | TAP JAMS
@ Frankies Jazz Club
Stay tuned for more info!