MUSIC FROM THE SOLE I DIDN’T COME TO STAY
November 4 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Tap, percussive dance, samba, house, and live music come together in I Didn’t Come to Stay, in which Brazilian tap dancer/choreographer Leonardo Sandoval and bassist/composer Gregory Richardson lead eight dancers and a five-piece band in a performance that explores tap’s lineage and connections to other Afrodiasporic forms. Together the pair embrace shared roots across the diaspora and reflect on racial and cultural identity, while also celebrating the joy, strength, depth, and virtuosity of Black dance and music.
Runtime is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.
The presentation of I Didn’t Come to Stay was made possible by New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.
Banner images: Titus Ogilvie Laing/Works & Process at the Guggenheim