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The New York Times
““More Forever” is a true conversation between Tao and the dancers, always with a sense of freshness, discovery and collaboration.”
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“One of the brightest lights in tap today.”
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“If I could, I’d hear every performance Tao plays.”
San Diego Tribune
“The piece is about the passage of time and the relationships we make with other people, the sadness and beauty of watching people come and go in our lives.” CALEB TEICHER
Caleb Teicher & Company collaborates with pianist Conrad Tao to create More Forever, a stunning and sensitive evening-length work that blurs the lines between movement and music. Set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics with dancers on a custom-built sandbox stage, dancers explore the unique sonic potential of sand-dancing using such American dance traditions as Tap, Vernacular Jazz, and Lindy Hop. The piece, described as humorous and sentimental, whimsical and heartbreaking, brings the excitement of percussive dance and contemporary music into full-scale collaboration.
CALEB TEICHER is a NYC-based dancer and choreographer specializing in musically-driven dance traditions and interdisciplinary collaboration. Teicher began their career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance’s critically acclaimed tap dance company, Dorrance Dance, while also freelancing in contemporary dance (The Chase Brock Experience, The Bang Group), Lindy Hop (Syncopated City Dance Company), and musical theater (West Side Story International Tour and London). As a solo performer and collaborator, Teicher is known for choreographic collaborations with diverse musical talents: world-champion beatboxer Chris Celiz, composer/pianist Conrad Tao; the National Symphony Orchestra, and indie rock legends Ben Folds and Regina Spektor. In 2015, Caleb shifted their creative focus towards Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co), a creative home for incubating new concert dance works from Teicher’s unique perspective. CT&Co’s engagements and commissions expand across the US and abroad including The Joyce Theater, New York City Center, the Guggenheim Museum (NYC and Bilbao), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Caleb is the recipient of a 2019 New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship, two Bessie Awards, a 2019 Harkness Promise Award, the 2020 Gross Family Prize, and a 2019 NEFA National Dance Project Production Grant. Their work has been featured by The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, Vogue, Interview Magazine, on the cover of Dance Magazine and, most recently, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert alongside Regina Spektor. Caleb continues to engage with dance communities as a teacher for international tap, swing, and jazz dance festivals.
CONRAD TAO has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times. Tao is both a recipient of a prestigious Avery Fischer Career Grant, and a Gilmore Young Artist. His 18-19 season opened with the World Premiere of his composition, Everything Must Go, commissioned and performed by the New York Philharmonic. He also makes his performance debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Dudamel, the New York Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden, and the Cleveland Orchestra under Jahja Ling. In Europe he returns to the Swedish Radio Symphony under Susanna Mälkki and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Antonio Pappano.