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Dance UP features six of the most promising and skilled dancemakers in New England today, bringing some of the best hip-hop, tap, and contemporary dance to the stage. The talented identical twins Bobby and Billy McClain have performed hip-hop dance for 30 years as the Wondertwins. Boston-based tap dance company Subject:Matter presents new and cutting-edge tap under the direction of Ian Berg. Originally from Chicago and now living in Salem, James Morrow brings hip-hop culture to concert dance with his company james morrow/ The Movement. Compelling choreographer Kat Nasti utilizes the constantly changing and diverse artistic pool available in Boston for her Kat Nasti Dance. Doppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC), cofounded in 2015 by dancers Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson, creates original, contemporary choreographic work for duet performance. Young, talented choreographer Alexander Davis recently created his own company, Alexander Davis Dance (ADD), and is also a member of Boston’s own Urbanity Dance.
Free pre-performance talks with Boston Dance Alliance Executive Director Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA State Street Corporation Lobby.