Works by J.S. Bach
with tap improvisation
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Talk about tapping to the beat! If ever there were a program that blurred the line between composition and performance, it would be this groundbreaking collaboration between pianist/composer Conrad Tao and tap-dancer/choreographer Caleb Teicher. The two former teenage prodigies have become leaders in shaping the future of their art forms—one as a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, and the other as Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer.” As Teicher improvises dance to Tao’s breathtaking playing, in a program including everything from selections from J.S. Bach’s "Goldberg" Variations to original compositions by the pianist, the boundaries between choreography, composition, and genre will fade into the raw, free-spirited energy of artistic expression.
- National Public Radio
“Teicher slaps the pallets with lightning speed, leaping from one to the other for contrast, matching Tao, note for accelerated note. The swirl of the music finally spins him off his platform back to solid ground, to a world where creative souls dream about what else can be done with the sturdy, transformative music of Bach.”
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Due to the developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic, Princeton University is implementing policies to ensure the health and safety of the community by temporarily discouraging gatherings of large groups of people in close proximity. In accordance with the university's decision, Princeton University Concerts regrets to announce that the upcoming performances of pianist Conrad Tao with tap dancer Caleb Teicher on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 have been canceled.
This outbreak has already caused significant financial impact on artists and arts presenters around the world. While all ticketholders are entitled to a full and automatic refund, please consider donating your ticket(s) as a charitable, tax-deductible gift to PUC. Let us know if you would like to donate your tickets by submitting this form, contacting our office by phone 609.258.2800, or emailing us by Tuesday, March 31.Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
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