InSync Dance Theatre Presents
Annual Concert on Feb. 6-7
Posted January 23, 2002
HOLLAND -- InSync Dance Theatre, Michigan's only
professional tap and jazz company, will present its annual
concert on Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 6-7, at 8 p.m. at Hope
College at the Knickerbocker Theatre.
The company will present all new repertory.
The concert includes a special vocal and dance
performance to be given by visiting student artists from
Niagara University under the direction of Terri Filips, a
Hope College alumna and assistant professor of theatre
The company is premiering choreography set by
Clifton Brown, Hope College's newest dance faculty member.
Since his arrival from Rome, Brown has produced "Tango," set
to the music of Astor Piazzolla, and "Essence," an intense,
driving and edgy jazz piece.
Company co-founder Dawn McIlhargey Wigert offers
"States of Dysfunction," a moody, dramatic and tragic
modern-jazz work, "Angel" and "Fallin," a romantic solo set
to popular vocalist Alicia Keys.
Rosanne DeVries, in collaboration with Grand
Rapids choreographer Teresa Dewey, presents "Sole Play," a
polyrhythmic orchestrated tap dance set to the drums of
Grooters and Beal, and a more traditional tap work to the
jazz standard "Tuxedo Junction."
Dolores Sanchez, a Hope College sophomore and
dance major from Gary, Ind., challenges the audience with an
a cappella tap piece making clear the statement: "it is all
about the rhythm." Sanchez's piece is the first student-
choreographed work to be included in the company repertory.
Finally, the company "Just Plays Around," dancing
to the music of Billie Holiday in a fun, light tap dance
choreographed by guest Terri Filips.
The concert will conclude with dancers and
audience members alike joining together to dance the "Shim
Sham." Tap shoes are welcome, but not required.
Tickets for Hope College's resident jazz and tap
company's concert will be available at the Knickerbocker
Theatre box office one hour before show time. Admission is
$6 for adults and $4 for students.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown
Holland at 86 E. 8th St.