NORTH CAROLINA YOUTH TAP ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT “RHYTHMIC INNOVATIONS” AT THE CAROLINA THEATRE OF DURHAM
The dancers of the globe-trotting North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) will strut their stuff for local audiences at their annual shows at Durham’s Carolina Theater.
o WHAT: “Rhythmic Innovations” – A non-stop percussive dance revue, featuring cutting-edge contemporary choreography along with traditional rhythm tap. Dance styles include body percussion and jazz, and highlight top choreographers, including the legendary Savion Glover, award-winning NCYTE alumna Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young, former member of STOMP!
Music, which will range from classical to hip-hop to jazz, will also be provided by a live jazz trio accompanying the dancers.
o WHO: The internationally renowned North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, currently comprised of 38 dancers from ages 8 to 18, will perform, accompanied by a live jazz trio. Special guest star is Cartier Williams. Cartier is a hoofer, choreographer, filmmaker, and performer hailing from Washington, D.C. He began his tap dancing career at the age of four. He has appeared on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE TONIGHT SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and CNN. He has performed for 2 U.S. Presidents, and in 1998 Co-Starred in the PBS Special: In Performance at The White House with President Clinton. He toured the U.S. and Japan in the Tony Award Winning BRING IN ‘da NOISE, BRING IN ‘da FUNK, Co-starring with Savion Glover.
o TICKETS: Tickets are available: online at www.carolinatheatre.org; the box office of the Carolina Theater, located at 309 West Morgan Street in Durham, 919-560-3030, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
o FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.ncyte.org or contact Gene Medler at 919-260-7585.