Riverside Theatres and FORM Dance Projects present
Dance Bites 2021
THE TAP AFFECT
The Australian Tap Dance Company
“Listen to my feet and I will tell you the story of my life.” – John Bubbles
The Tap Affect is the inaugural work of newly founded Australian Tap Dance Company that celebrates Australian tap dancers inspirations. Each dancer has a unique style and story. In segments, they will delve into their emotional bond to the art form.
“Our vignettes of each dancer will be an abstract biographic view into their inspirations as a tap dancer.” – Thomas Egan, Australian Tap Dance Company co-founder.
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For Beginners or Intermediate/Advanced Dancers
Saturday 10 July
11am workshop + select any performance of your choice to receive the show + workshop bundle.
Workshop capacity is limited, register to claim your spot.
To book the Workshop & Show Bundle CLICK HERE.
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- There is a lockout period and all latecomers will be seated at the first suitable moment in the performance.
- This performance contains smoke haze and moments of high volume and percussion.
- *This show is eligible for the Evening Excursions initiative for school bookings, 1 free teacher per 20 students, or $23 for any additional, click here to find out more.
Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
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Photo Image: Sean Sinclair
A force to be reckoned with, Brianna has made a prominent mark on the Australian tap scene, working with some of Australia’s leading tap production companies, including Rhythm Tap Melbourne (Director Grant Swift), appearing on popular international television show Good Morning Britain, Channel 7 News, The Morning Show, The Today Show and performing for luxury brands. Her passion for tap dance and choreography has seen her travel both nationally and globally. Brianna has taught at some of Australia’s leading dance institutes around the country along with being a regular member of faculty at the Australian Tap Dance Festival and Sydney Tap Festival, also being asked to teach at the American Tap Dance Festival in LA. Brianna is extremely passionate about building a strong female market for tap dance by highlighting and generating opportunities for women in the industry; particularly in Australia. Her love for music and rhythm is infectious and she promises to continue to honour the history of the dance, and inspire and spread her passion for this art form through education.
Peta started dancing at the age of 3 in Sydney, where she attended the McDonald College of the arts. After finishing high school she went on to complete a diploma in performing arts at “Dance world studios” Melbourne. Peta went on to tour with “The Rhythms of Ireland” around Australia and New Zealand straight after finishing her diploma, which led her to perform with “Dance of Desire” in China. Peta then appeared on Ireland’s “RTE” TV program “Dance off” where she was chosen to perform as principal dancer and played the part of “Aisling” in the show “Noctu”, which then went on to perform in New York on Broadway, gaining 2 drama desk award nominations. Peta then went on to perform in “Riverdance” between 2011 and 2015, travelling all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Europe, UK and China. Peta is choreographing/producing and starring in “Eireborne”, a tribute to everything Ireland has brought to the world in both music and dance. She choreographed the 2018 “Bulgari” launch in Sydney and is now on board to choreograph a brand new show featuring “The drummer Queens” directed and created by both Nigel Turner-Carroll and Joe Accaria.
Thomas J Egan
Thomas Egan is a choreographer, creative and tap dance performer from Sydney. Thomas is sought out as a performer and his choreographic and creative work appeared on the West End and across Australia. He has performed with Tap Dogs (touring France, Singapore, Hong Kong, UAE, China and Australia), Singing’ In The Rain, Fame The Musical, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Kylie Minogue, Timomatic, XFactor, Australia’s Got Talent, Young Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, Charlie Bates in Oliver and TVC’s for So You Think You Can Dance and the Bachelor. He is a creative on the show ‘The Tap Pack’, premiered by FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres in 2013, nominated for two Green Room Awards, Spirit Of The Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a Dance Award. The show has had seasons on the West End in London, Beijing, Berlin and toured extensively in Australia including The Sydney Opera House. Thomas founded The Forge Tap Project, an initiative that creates projects including but not limited to workshops, masterclasses, choreography and dance films for youth.
Jack has been an influential member of the Australian tap community for over a decade, paving the way for the development of professional level tap dancing in Australia. His work with young Australian dancers has brought his choreography across the world for competitions and further training. He has achieved World Champion choreography for the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in Germany representing Australia but recently his passion for tap dance has extended into The Forge Tap Project, an initiative promoting youth tap dance and furthermore recent performances such as Alpha – a Forge Tap Company event. He has been a part of tap groups such as The Tap Pack, Three Feet of Beat and One Big Blur performing internationally to audiences as well as on numerous prestigious cruise ship companies such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Europa. He is also an accredited Judge for the International Dance Organization (IDO), judging at the prestigious IDO World Tap Championships in Riesa, Germany in 2014 & 2016.