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Rhythm Is Life Dormeshia Tap Collective

Co-presented by Jacob’s Pillow

  • Archive, Archive, Dance

  • Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • $42 Advance
    $52 Week of
    $74 Preferred
  • Hunter Center

Joined by a smoking hot jazz trio and an ensemble of fellow hoofers, tap queen Dormeshia brings her critically acclaimed, classic-style tap concert to North Adams for an evening of thrilling percussive dance and music co-presented by Jacob’s Pillow. Dormeshia—a recipient of two Bessie Awards, a Princess Grace Award, an Astaire Award, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, as well as the Doris Duke Artist Award—is “so deeply versed in tap tradition and technique that she has the whole of it at her command” (The New York Times). Rhythm Is Life explores the grooves, breath, and pulse of life. Through a series of rhythmic explorations, Dormeshia creates a kaleidoscope of choreography that both moves with the universal pulse of life and invites others to find their own groove. Performed by a group of magnetic dancers and live musicians, the piece is a meditation, a voyage, and above all, a celebration of life.

Make a Plan

  • Preferred ticket holders get the best seat in the house and museum admission on the day of or after the event.
  • This performance is general admission seating and will take place inside MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. Masks are required during the performance, except while eating and drinking.
  • Please note, museum admission is not included with your event ticket unless indicated. Purchase museum admission here.
  • All events at MASS MoCA are accessible to all audiences. Please contact accessibility@massmoca.org if you would like to inquire about accessibility needs and services.
  • By purchasing a ticket to join MASS MoCA’s visitors, staff, and artists on the museum campus, you agree to follow a Courtesy Code, detailed here. Our full COVID FAQ is here.
  • All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.

Planning on dinner before the show? Check out restaurants in downtown North Adams or find a nosh right here on campus: Bright Ideas Brewing or Lickety Split Cafe. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.

Jacob's Pillow

Photo: © Ralston Smith