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The Big Band Tap Revue

November 28 & 29, 2015, 7:30 pm
Allison Toffan, Danny Nielsen, Stephanie Cadman, Travis Knights & Ryan Foley, tap
Sophia Perlman & Justin Bacchus, vocals
Allison Toffan & special guest Lisa La Touche, choreography
Directed by Emmy Award winner Ted Louis Levy
The Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Tickets $20-30; purchase tickets online or call (416) 973-4000

The Big Band Tap Revue, a co-creation of Toronto Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Josh Grossman and acclaimed tap dancer Allison Toffan, explores the intricate relationship between big band and tap. With repertoire including swing, pop and more contemporary sounds - including choreography and compositions created specifically for the project - this show is guaranteed to dispel any preconceived notions attached to big band and tap. See the poster.

Directed by Emmy Award winner Ted Louis Levy, the Revue features a mix of pre-existing and new works - including the premiere of a fully orchestrated Transference, featuring original choreography by Allison Toffan and original music by Josh Grossman. Celebrated dancer/choreographer Lisa La Touche contributes as well - two memorable evenings of tap and big band not to be missed!

In the studio with Ted Louis Levy
As part of the Big Band Tap Revue, we are excited to present an opportunity to work with choreographer, director, writer and performer Ted Louis Levy. On November 21 and 22, workshops will be offered at the intermediate, advanced and professional levels. Complete details here.

Support the Big Band Tap Revue with a donation
If you are unable to join us at the end of November - or even if you are - please consider supporting the Big Band Tap Revue with a donation. All donors will be thanked online and in the Revue's printed program; proceeds will be used to ensure access to the Revue for anyone who might not otherwise be able to afford a ticket.

Donate now online via PayPal or, if you prefer to send a cheque, make it out to Toronto Jazz Orchestra and drop it in the mail to 95 Monarch Park Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4J 4R1. Thanks for your support!

The Big Band Tap Revue premiered at Lula Lounge on December 7, 2014, with the Toronto Jazz Orchestra, Allison Toffan and four of her tap dance colleagues: Danny Nielsen, Ryan Foley, Kylie Somerville and Travis Knights. For complete information on the Revue's premiere including dancer bios read the press release.