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In September, celebrated tap dancer and TED Fellow Andrew Nemr will be in residence at Surel’s Place. Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew is considered one of the most diverse tap dance artists today. Whether playing with Grammy Award winning musicians across multiple genres, directing his tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, or leading the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc. (which he co-founded with Hines), Andrew has a reputation for deep understanding, integrity, and sensitivity. “A masterly tapper” (New York Times), Nemr now uses the story of his journey and the craft of tap dance to speak on ideas of identity, community, faith, and love, within the context of business and the performing arts.
During his residency Andrew will be focusing on two new projects: a new show and a book. The show, being co-developed with Flying Carpet Theater, will continue Andrew’s journey in using tap dance as a narrative tool in live theatre. The book will be the first reference volume based on Andrew’s Tap Into Freedom curriculum. Additionally during his time in Boise, Andrew will collaborate with local organizations and schools to spread his love for tap dancing through Meet the Artist events and workshops. Andrew will also be continuing his Sunday afternoon gatherings around the Table (visitthetable.com).
PERFORMANCE: TAP DANCE A LOVE STORY
Saturday, September 19
Doors 6pm | Performance 7pm-8pm
at Boise Contemporary Theater | 854 W Fulton, Boise
Tap Dance a Love Story: Nemr retells the journey of his love affair with tap dancing, some of the friends he’s met along the way, and how his journey has taught him more about love than about tap dancing. With special guest, cellist, Dave Eggar.
About Dave Eggar: A musical prodigy as a child, Dave Eggar was performing on Broadway and at The Metropolitan Opera by age 7. Having trained as a classical cellist at Julliard School and Harvard University, Eggar has gone on to perform across the globe, including concerto appearances at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, London’s Barbican Center, the Paris Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl. Eggar has performed and recorded with many artists across musical genres including Coldplay, Beyoncé, Ornette Coleman, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift and Pete Seeger.
Boise Contemporary Theater
is a generous sponsor of this performance.
WORKSHOP: TAP DANCE STORYTELLING
Saturday, September 26
limited to 20 | registration required
free | all ages welcome
During this two-hour workshop, Mr. Nemr will offer a window into the process of developing a tap dance narrative. Participants will learn basic tap dance vocabulary, and explore basic storytelling structures. Andrew will also showcase some of the new work he will have developed during his residency.
At Surel’s Place: 212 E 33rd St | Garden City
WEEKLY EVENT: THE TABLE
Though usually in New York, The Table is coming to Idaho for September! Sunday afternoons Andrew finds a spot, sits at a table, and snaps a photo. He then posts the photo on instagram, and asks anyone who would like to come and join him. The vibe is relaxed, the conversations go deep. The Table has been described as a public salon, discussion group, a friendly hang out, and Jeffersonian dinner all in one. With one key difference: there is no predetermined topic or direction of conversation.
If you would like to receive an email about his local Table events, email email@example.com.