Bill Evans Rhythm Tap Ensemble
For Bill Evans’ 76th Birthday Concert, Bill Evans, Kristen Socci and Courtney World will perform Evans’ Los Ritmos Calientes and Yes, Indeed! as well as reconstructions of rhythm tap classics choreographed by some of the African-American artists who created this amazing American form of dance and music.
Evans will perform his signature solo Three Preludes (Gershwin) and Fred Strickler’s extraordinary Excursions (Samuel Barber). The program will be fast-paced, dynamic, varied, thought-provoking and entertaining.
“…modern-rhythmic dance barrier-breaker Bill Evans is an experience of intimate and symphonic proportions. His breadth of experience in ballet, modern and tap dance has molded Evans into a uniquely lyrical-percussive artist. And while fusion might be an easy buzzword to slap onto his merging of styles, he more accurately melds each discipline into the other so that only movement-with no titles attached-remains.”—Lucia Mauro, Chicago Tribune