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National Tap Day: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson Birthday Tribute Performance

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York, NY 10037

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The Schomburg Center has partnered with Divine Rhythm Productions to debut the performance Raising The Bar. Conceived and Choreographed by Award-winning collaborators Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels-Smith, Raising The Bar is a new revue celebrating the timeless relationship between Tap Dance and Jazz: two of the most popular original African-American art forms that has since been embraced worldwide.

Dress Code: Dress to Impress

Raising The Bar challenges perceptions of the standard chorus line, where dancers are instead offered moments to shine in their own right, through dynamic and intricate arrangements. Reminiscent of great American Vaudeville, the show concept while inspired by the era, includes a more contemporary feel. Solo acts feature some of the Tap community’s own leading voices across styles and generations.

This is a part of the TAP FAMILY REUNION 2018

This event is made possible by the Divine Rhythm Productions, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, BLOCH, So Danca, Tap Takeover, Da Super Villianz (Derick K. Grant, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards & Jason Samuels Smith), MYTE (Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble) and Dance NYC.


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PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Robinson (Bojangles) starred in Blackbirds of 1928, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Bill Robinson (Bojangles) starred in Blackbirds of 1928." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1928. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-c9b0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99



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Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at ayofemikirby@nypl.org.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.


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