Andrew Nemr recounted how he’d once emailed a mentor, the late, great Gregory Hines, in despair over a romantic breakup. Hines advised him to “dance it out.” Nemr gave us just that, alternately hammering and stroking the floor with all parts of his hard-soled shoes, punctuating his mesmerizing patois with outbursts of beaten jumps.By Carla Escoda, BACHTRACK
In the Press
You can hear my first official interview from Vancouver live tonight. It’s on one of Vancouver’s hippest radio stations, Co-Op Radio!! I had a great time doing the interview with Gerry Kowalenko who hosts the program Arts Rational. The show airs at 9PM (PST) and my segment will be close to the top. Here’s how to listen:
RADIO: Tune in to 100.5 FM
With the recent presentation of Rising to the Tap, critics were deliberately not invited to review the show. The creators (Adam Koplan, Or Matias, and Andrew Nemr) didn’t want to send the message that the show had “opened” (and then closed) as they may be planning for a real NYC premiere when they do a longer run. In the commercial theatre business reviews indicate an “open” show and Rising to the Tap is still on its way to being that.
That said, without the creators knowledge, two critics came. And reviewed. On a 2 show run! That’s very rare. The good thing is that the reviews were great! Read the full reviews below.
Rising to the Tap also made the Huffpost round-up of best dance performances of the year.
Andrew will be featured at the next QAS Monday Night Creative Salon as he celebrates the Official Appointment as The QAS @ Webster Hall’s first Artist in Residence.
Come see Andrew dance, have a drink, and view choice clips from his video archives. After wards participate in an open discussion with Andrew about his incredible career, being mentored by Gregory Hines, co-founding The Tap Legacy Foundation, and of course performing as a featured artist with The QAS @ Webster Hall.
From the Press Release:
The QAS @ Webster Hall proudly announces the appointment of premier tap dancer Andrew Nemr as it’s first Artist in Residence. As an organization of artists, our strongest asset is our association with talented artists, and Mr. Nemr is one of the most talented. In working with Mr. Nemr and his dance company, CPD PLUS (Cats Paying Dues), The QAS @ Webster Hall looks forward to doing everything it can to further develop and present his enormous talent to the world at large.
Who: Andrew J. Nemr
When: November 1, 2010 @ 8:00pm
Where: Webster Hall
125 E 11th St (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
New York, NY 10003-5301
Andrew was recently featured in his hometown paper, The Leader. Check out the whole article here.
Melba Huber has written a great featured article on Andrew and his tap dance journey thus far. Check it out here.