Music From The Sole

  • An ensemble of seven black and brown tap dancers, in a variety of poses and outfits, dancing on stage behind a vibrant, geometric sunset projected behind them.
  • A Black man in the foreground playing saxophone with a straw top hat, black and white floral blouse, and checked pants, with four diverse tap dancers in bright outfits dancing and smiling to his music.
  • Seven tap dancers are mid jump on stage, arms outstretched, with a purple light as background.

Music From The Sole

Marie Rader Presenting Series



Saturday, November 4, 2023

7:30 PM

Pfleeger Concert Hall

Tap, percussive dance, samba, house, and live music come together in I Didn't Come to Stay, in which Brazilian tap dancer/choreographer Leonardo Sandoval and bassist/composer Gregory Richardson lead eight dancers and a five-piece band in a performance that explores tap's lineage and connections to other Afrodiasporic forms, commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim. Together the pair embrace shared roots across the diaspora and reflect on racial and cultural identity, while also celebrating the joy, strength, depth, and virtuosity of Black dance and music.

Runtime is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

The presentation of I Didn't Come to Stay was made possible by New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Foundation and the Mellon Foundation. 

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Wheelchair accessible iconAssistive Listening system iconADA approved companion animals welcomeLarge print programs available

Banner images: Titus Ogilvie Laing/Works & Process at the Guggenheim