In Tap Dance, the performers act as dancers and musicians at the same time. In cooperation with an advanced Tap Dance ensemble lead by Daniel Luka we extend this symbiosis on the visual and sonic level to create a unique fusion of sound, body and light.
In the course of several phases, the performance follows the dancers on a travel from the origin of Tap Dance through scenes of challenging choreography and spontaneous improvisation towards a multi-sensory climax.
Through specialized tracking technology, live processing of the Tap sounds and omnidirectional interaction the audio-visual stage realm becomes an active participant of the performance that responds to the movements of the dancers.
Premiered in January 2018
Produced for TEMPS D‘IMAGES Festival
Presented at Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf
Together with Luka Tap Productions
Co-produced by TanzhausNRW.
Supported by the cultural affairs office of Düsseldorf and the EU-Project "The People's Smart Sculpture".
Funded by the program "Creative Europe" of the Europian Union.
Additional support by Neumann&Müller and the Hochschule Düsseldorf.
Dancers: Ana Gudiño Aguilar, Daniel Luka, Nikolai Kemeny;
Composition & Music: Roman Babik, Tim Georg Heinze, Richard Oeckel
Visuals and Stage Design: Lorenz Potthast, Moritz Janis Richartz, Marcel Bückner
Interactive Choreography: Tim Georg Heinze, Lorenz Potthast
Dramaturgical Advice: Sarah Petronio, Heinz Voss