On Saturday, April 23, at the Tribeca Film Festival's huge Family Festival street fair, Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra musicians join with the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap City Youth Ensemble to present a quick history of the art of tap!
See how tap developed in the 1800s with shared elements of African, Irish and English dance styles, and learn about the legacy of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Listen as musicians and dancers improvise and trade rhythms back and forth—with each other and the audience! Participate in a post-performance workshop at the side of the stage. (Funded by Goldman Sachs.)
Distinguished by a roster of the region's most accomplished musicians, the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra (KCO) is a superb professional chamber music ensemble under the direction of Gary S. Fagin, serving the Lower Manhattan community.