Dorrance Dance Project
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
March 16, 2017
by Rita Felciano
copyright © Rita Felciano 2017
What to do when a star has to cancel an opening night performance because of injury? Cancel your ticket and return when the headliner will be back? Or miss the show completely because of conflicting commitments? That was my conundrum when Michelle Dorrance had to forego the first of three local performances of the “Blues Project.” I finally figured that if the project was good, it needed to stand on its own two feet even without its major attraction. Best decision I have made in a long time. The “Blues Project,” an hour-long tap extravaganza eatures an art, dancers and musicians of superior quality and a love for what they are doing that is infectious. “Blues” was tightly structured, formally inventive and generous in the way ensemble sections offered opportunities for individual artists to step into the limelight. It’s too early to think of the ten best of the year but “Blues Project” will rank high.
Dorrance Dance Project in "Blues Project." Photo by Christopher Duggan