DanceHouse presents Dorrance Dance (US)

  • May 15, 2020 - May 16, 2020
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wednesday, May 15th & Thursday, May 16th 2020
  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address:
  • 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6

In their second outing with DanceHouse, NYC’s Dorrance Dance serves up ETM: Double Down. Taking inspiration from tap’s history of combining sound and rhythm, ETM (Electronic Tap Music) replaces the wooden platforms of old with electronic tap boards, like drums for the feet. Mixing b-boy dance moves with the musical wizardry of Gregory Hines, the entire stage becomes an instrument, as the performers create their own percussive soundtrack that layers and loops in a dizzying atomic maelstrom.

Hyped up with choreographer Michelle Dorrance’s signature wit and sense of fun, eight dancers and three musicians spike the punch bowl with rumpus room antics and technical prowess that is one-part playground contest, two-parts collectivist exercise, and three-parts mad-tap genius!

“All together, the dancers and musicians hold down some patterns as others subtly shift, and the distinction between dancer and musician, between electronic and acoustic, fades. When ‘ETM: Double Down’ is rocking, Dorrance Dance is one big band.” – The New York Times

“The rocking finale, in which all eight dancers are joined by all three musicians, has the audience on its feet…This is a show that will surely do for today’s tap what Bring in Da’ Noise and Tap Dogs did for previous generations.” – The Guardian

Wednesday, May 15th & Thursday, May 16th 2020

Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver BC

For more information & tickets, please visit

DanceHouse presents Dorrance Dance (US)
600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir