The Whitney Center for the Arts at 42 Wendell Ave in Pittsfield announces presentation of Tap & Blues: Two White Girls and The Backbeat on August 5, 2016 at 8p as part of August’s First Friday events.
Tap & Blues is a collaborative duo of Berkshire-based musical artists, Stefanie Weber and Robin O’Herin. Pittsfield native Weber is an action-based dance artist most known for her international dance work, They Dance For Rain, in Nairobi, Kenya. O’Herin is a touring blues and gospel musician, specializing in historically rich concerts that feature original and traditional Delta blues. Together they create a new and bold rhythmic conversation that is both intensely raw and intricate as they revisit classic American tap dance and blues steps, songs and stories. Spend an evening with these Two White Girls and The Backbeat and be immersed in the boundless landscape of two exceptional American art forms.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information about Tap & Blues visit fertileuniverse.com. For more information about the The Whitney Center for Arts and it’s programs, visit thewhit.org
(photo by Diane Firtell © 2015)