"Astonishing elegance and virtuosity. One is tempted to call him the best dancer of any kind around."--New York Times
A Bessie Award winner for 2000 and former Riverdance standout, Herbin "Tamango" Van Cayseele is a dynamic young tapper whose hip-hop flavored pyrotechnics more than meet Savion's challenge to revolutionize tap for today.
Born in French Guiana, Tamango honed his art as a street dancer in Paris, then exploded on the New York scene with a dazzling style marked by subtlety and sinuous grace. With word of his talent spreading fast, he assembled a diverse crew that includes freestyle tappers, breakdancers, acrobatic African stilt dancers, and Brazilian capoeira stylists. These energetic performers have coalesced as Urban Tap, one of the hottest companies to emerge in the past year. Of their debut show Time Out New York noted, "the audience was transfixed, Van Cayseele was resplendent."
With a live band throwing down jazzy funk beats, Tamango showcases hip, lightning quick moves and leads his amazing Urban Tap troupe through eye-popping exchanges.
Sponsor, Fellow, and Donor Circles members are entitled to two free tickets to either Urban Tap or Compagnie Maguy Marin, coming in May, as a benefit of their membership (subject to availability).
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Lead support for the Wexner Center's 2001-02 performing arts season is provided by AT&:T and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Major season support provided by Philip Morris Companies Inc.
Additional season support provided by the Ohio Arts Council and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Philip Morris Companies Inc., Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the British Council.
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Promotional support provided by WBNS 10TV