401 Van Ness Avenue War Memorial Building
San Francisco, California 94102

Tap all-stars from Broadway, film, and the concert stage convene on one stage for one night only!
Curated by John Kloss (performer and Festival Director)

WHAT: 2007 Bay Area Rhythm Exchange
Presented by Stepology and featuring an all-star lineup: Channing Cook-Holmes, John Kloss, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Deborah Mitchell, Sam Weber, Marcus Shelby, Sista Kee, The Unique Derique, beatboxing/vocal percussion by Carlos Aguirre (Infinitie)

WHEN: Saturday, August 18 at 8:00pm

WHERE: The Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco)

TICKETS: $16-22; student/senior/group/early purchase discounts available

BOX OFFICE: (415) 392-4400 or cityboxoffice.com

More Info: www.stepology.com

DESCRIPTION: Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Herbst Theatre to experience one of the most anticipated cultural events of the summer season! The 2007 Bay Area Rhythm Exchange, the performance component of the annual Bay Area Tap Festival.

The 2007 Bay Area Rhythm Exchange burst onto the summer stages in 2004. Since its inaugural year, this annual festival has twice been named the years TOP 10 DANCE PERFORMANCES in the San Francisco Chronicle (2005 and 2006). Featured guest artist Sam Weber was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (IZZIE) for Outstanding Individual Performance (2004).

In the words of Festival Director, John Kloss, the Bay Area Rhythm Exchange demonstrates what a captivating concert experience the American art form of tap dance can offer. From the classic song and dance stylings of Deborah Mitchell, to the elegance and technical wizardry of Sam Weber, to the expressionistic attack characteristic of contemporary rhythm tap artists like Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, audience members will be treated to a unique, dazzling array of tap talent that invokes an appreciation of taps history while inspiring an excitement for taps present and future.

Kloss expanded his vision for the Festival this year to bring in new elements: Carlos Aguirre (a.k.a. Infinitie) of the group Felonius will accompany the artists with beatboxing/vocal percussion, and The Unique Derique will perform Hambone body percussion. Bay Area musical fixtures Marcus Shelby and the jazz pianist Sista Kee round out a lineup that is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and the audience cheering for more! Audiences and critics agree that the Bay Area Rhythm Exchange is an exciting and astonishing forum to see virtuosi artists from around the country on one stage at the same time. Dont miss it!

Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of NEQA.

Added by NEQA on August 3, 2007

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