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B.A.R.E. Your Butt 

Wednesday, Aug 6 2008
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Tap dance is about fifty times harder than it looks, since the audience can't see or hear the many tiny movements of ankle tendon and leg muscle it takes to make that flap-step happen. Keep that in mind at the Bay Area Rhythm Exchange Concert Performances, which are connected to the Bay Area Tap Festival. Featured dancers are all heavy hitters, and many of them are imported from Broadway itself. One of these stars, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, was in our favorite tap dance movie ever, (no, not White Nights) Spike Lee's terrifying and underrated Bamboozled. Channing Cook-Holmes and Deborah Mitchell are likewise magical superbeings, with Riverdance and The Cotton Club under their respective belts. Representing local stompers are the linedancing gay hillbillies in the Barbary Coast Cloggers.
Fri., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 16, 8 p.m., 2008

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