Returning for its 9th year, Chloé & Maud Productions presents the annual DC Tap Festival & All-Star Concert. This internationally recognized festival continues to establish the District of Columbia’s global reputation as a preeminent source and destination for the classical art of Tap Dance. This year’s All-Star Concert, “TAP into EQUALITY” will be an electrifying evening of tap dance and live jazz. This year features performances by: Helen Hayes Awardee & original company members of Broadway hit ‘Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk’ Derick Grant & Joseph Webb, icon Lady Dianne Walker, So You Think You Can Dance stars and Festival Producers Chloe and Maud Arnold, One-Legged Tap Dancer Evan Ruggiero of The Ellen Show. In addition, tap dancers and youth tap ensembles from around the world will help bring cultural diversity to the show. This year’s show will be musically led by Herb Spice & the Cinnamon Stiks along with vocalist Cecily.
The All-Star Concert Show, directed by Emmy and Tony Award winner, Ted Louis Levy, takes place Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the UDC Theater for the Arts, located at 4200 Connecticut Ave NW DC 20008. A VIP Reception and Red Carpet will begin at 7:00 p.m. Previous concerts have sold out, so be sure to buy your tickets today! Concert tickets are on sale now at www.dctapfestival.com.
Producers Chloe and Maud are DC natives and graduates of Columbia University. They perform and teach worldwide, in addition to producing the award-winning feature documentary Tap World. Their choreography can be seen not only internationally, but also on CBS and NBC as they’ve recently been featured on the Stephen Colbert Show, the Late Late Show, and Good Morning America. In addition to television, the Arnold sisters have been featured in Essence Magazine as Celebrity Sisters, by Barneys of New York in The Window, and Columbia University’s alumni magazine.
The 9th Annual DC Tap Festival will bring in renowned tap dance stars and aficionados from all over the country and around the world. The District of Columbia will be home to these dancers for the week of festivities and celebrations of the classic art of tap dance.
Producer Maud Arnold adds, “The 9th Annual DC Tap Festival & All-Star Concert is now a one week tap extravaganza. Our goal is to provide more opportunities for the festival to expand the language of Tap Dance through master classes with acclaimed tap dance artists, film classes, tap competitions, panel discussions, jam sessions, student showcases, cutting contests, and the All-Star Concert.”
In addition to the more than 90 comprehensive tap classes for dancers of all ages and levels, DCTF has added a 4-day intensive Choreography Residency with Anissa Lee and Anthony Morigerato, world-renowned performers and choreographers, culminating in an original dance work performed during the All-Star Concert; and the Sisterhood/Brotherhood Classes, a unique opportunity to build self-esteem, set dreams and goals, and to connect with a greater purpose in life. For a schedule and further information on classes, registration & tickets, go to www.dctapfestival.com