Andrew Nemr: Rising to the Tap

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007

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Performed and choreographed by Andrew Nemr

Direction by Adam Koplan
Music by Or Matias


In Rising to the Tap, tap virtuoso Andrew Nemr shares episodes from his immigrant history -- his family’s departure from Lebanon in 1976, adapting to life in New Jersey, his eventual mentorship under legends Savion Glover and Gregory Hines -- and his struggles with loneliness, bullying, and cultural identity. Mixing musically explosive footwork with autobiographical solo storytelling, Nemr candidly reveals a unique American journey through a uniquely American dance form.