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Andrew Nemr: Rising to the Tap

December 16
7:30 PM —
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center at 199 Chambers St., Theatre 2

The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center presents Andrew Nemr in Rising to the Tap.

by Adam Koplan and Andrew Nemr

Music by Or Matias

Direction by Adam Koplan

Performed and choreographed by Andrew Nemr

 

In Rising to the Tap, a dance concert mixed with autobiographical solo storytelling, tap virtuoso Andrew Nemr candidly reveals a unique American journey. With musically explosive footwork, Nemr shares episodes from his immigrant history — his family’s departure from Lebanon in 1976, adapting to life in New Jersey, his eventual mentorship under legends Savion Glover and Gregory Hines — and his struggles with loneliness, bullying, and cultural identity.
 

About Andrew Nemr
An international performer, choreographer, educator and speaker, Andrew has played with Grammy Award-winning musicians across multiple genres, founded the tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, directs the Tap Dance Freedom education platform, and co-founded the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc., along with his mentor Gregory Hines. Nemr’s work has been recognized with a TED Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces: Dance Initiative and the CUNY Dance Initiative, a FloBert Award for Tap Dance Excellence, and residencies with Quarterly Arts Soiree at Webster Hall, BRICLab, More Art’s Engaging Artists program, Surel’s Place, and TED Conferences. More at http://www.andrewnemr.com.

Tickets are $30 ($20 for BMCC students) and available online, at the door, and by phone at (212) 220-1460.

For more information, contact Allyson Morgan at (212) 220-1459 x 5035 or amorgan@tribecapac.org.

 

 

 

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