Foot/Hand Mirroring with Warren Craft
Monday, September 23rd, 10:00am - 11:15am
Warren Craft is a New York City tap dancer and a current and founding member of Dorrance Dance. He trained in ballet at JKO at ABT and at SAB and learned the fundamentals of tap improvisation from Ayodele Casel at Fazil’s. Lessons from the late, great, Ko Murobushi inspired years of experimentation in Warren's improvisations, and under the direction of Michelle Dorrance, Warren has developed a tap dance style in the vein of butoh dance/theatre. Warren has been a member of Brenda Bufalino’s New American Tap Dance Orchestra and Max Pollak’s RumbaTap as well as an original member of the Tap City Youth Ensemble. He has toured in Japan with a brilliant group consisting of dancer Reona Otsuka, and bassists Takashi Seo and Masao Tajima and has taught at the Sapporo Tap Festival and ARTN in Tokyo. Warren’s first solo choreographed work, Hayden, was set on dancer Rena Kinoshita and performed at ATDF's Rhythm in Motion in April 2016. Warren was one of five choreographers for the 2019 film In This Life, directed by Bat-Sheva Guez and starring Robbie Fairchild. Recently, Warren was nominated for a Bessie Award for his 2019 performance of Bill Irwin's choreographed work, Harlequin and Pantalone.
Photo by Dana Lynn Pleasant, Courtesy of Dorrance Dance