Andrew Nemr Workshop


DANCE


ATTN. DANCERS, WRITERS, ACTORS – FREE WORKSHOP

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BMCC Tribeca PAC, CUNY Dance Initiative, Andrew Nemr & Flying Carpet Theater Co. present:

“Storytelling Through Tap Dance” Workshop

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Andrew Nemr. TED Fellows Retreat 2015, August 26-30, 2015, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED

Andrew Nemr. TED Fellows Retreat 2015, August 26-30, 2015, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED

● See a world-class dancer display his chops.
● Craft and share written or performed material.
● Learn new tools to develop and write personal narrative.
● Discover ways movement and dance can amplify traditional storytelling.

Andrew Nemr (Andrewnemr.com), in residence through the CUNY Dance Initiative, and in collaboration with The Flying Carpet Theatre Co. (Flyingcarpettheatre.com) will offer a workshop that blends public speaking, autobiographical storytelling, and tap dance. In his upcoming autobiographical show, Andrew Nemr: Rising to the Tap, Andrew uses his own stories about growing up and his dazzling explosive footwork. His sweeping life story includes his experiences as the child of Lebanese immigrants, his being bullied as a child in suburban New Jersey, and his finding a new family among America’s elite and largely African American tap dance community. In the workshop, Andrew and Flying Carpet Theater staff introduce the same tools used to develop Andrews’s show and blend personal stories with his virtuosic dance.

Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew Nemr is considered one of the most diverse tap dance artists today. He has played with Grammy Award winning musicians across multiple genres, founded and directed the tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, and co-founded the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc. (along with Hines). “A masterly tapper” (New York Times), 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, and Surel’s Place.