“enchanting, so very refreshing” - Ben Brantley, New York Times Critic's Pick



At a tap dance studio in a small town, four characters prepare for a competition. As the instructor teaches a new routine, tensions flare and dead dreams fly back to life. Unfolding in real-time, dance sections become more virtuosic, piano accompaniment evolves into full-blown songs, and interactions between characters heighten as they attempt to communicate and define themselves in the context of others.

Nominated for 2014 ZKB Patronage Prize at Zürcher Theater Spektakel.

Written and Directed by Tina Satter

World Premiere Cast:
Jess Barbagallo
Elizabeth DeMent
Jim Fletcher
Paul Pontrelli

Touring Cast:
Jess Barbagallo
Elizabeth DeMent
Jim Fletcher
Paul Pontrelli
Adrienne Truscott

Composer/Music Director:
Chris Giarmo

Hannah Heller

Set Design:
Andreea Mincic

Lighting Design:
Zack Tinkelman

Costume Design:
Enver Chakartash

Richard Maxwell

Associate Producer:
Lindsay Hockaday

Stage Manager:
Randi Rivera

Production Interns:
Eric Larson, Hanna Lea Novak, Ali Keretsly

Blake Zidell & Associates

Production History

Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
October 9-11, 2015

The Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival, Kyoto, Japan
September 27 - 30, 2014

Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich, Switzerland
August 14-16, 2014

Abrons Arts Center, COIL Festival, New York
January 9-13, 2014

Abrons Arts Center, New York
October 23-November 9, 2013

Bard College at Simon's Rock, MASS LIVE ARTS, Great Barrington, MA
July 2013 (Work-In-Progress showing)

A co-production with New York City Players in collaboration with Half Straddle. Residency Support provided by Abrons Arts Center and Mass Live Arts.  House of Dance was made possible with support from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."