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Roxane Butterfly

Roxane is a multi-dimensional "rhythmician" as Improvographer, instant choreographer and a dancing-musician who sings with her feet, Roxane Butterfly is rooted in the jazz culture with her primary inspirations coming from her native Mediterraneans and Africa. Sought after for her exceptional talent as an improviser, Roxane Butterfly is held as a true icon of the New York underground tap movement since three decades, both in the United States but also in Europe. She is known for her daring musical experimentations in musical environments distinct from the classic jazz tradition (from free jazz to classical music via flamenco, Arabic and Indian music, electronica etc…). Born in Toulon (South of France), Roxane is the first woman in the history of tap dance to have won the prestigious Bessie Award (in 1999 at the Joyce Theater in New York). In 2001, she became the first immigrant to gain permanent residence in the USA as an official tap-dancer. She represents a direct link to the generation of her mentors, the Original Hoofers.

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Recorded Class

Available June 7th

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Q&A with Roxane Butterfly

Saturday 12:00-1:15PM

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Panel Discussion

Saturday 1:30-2:45PM