5. Adam Garcia Hosts London Tap Festival Gala Sunday 29 July 7.30pm – 11.30pm #HeadsTogether #Mentalhealth
Producers, Kane D. Ricca and Sarah Ivory are delighted to announce a Gala Performance to celebrate the final day of the London Tap Dance Intensive (LTDI), taking place at London Cabaret Club on Sunday 29 July. The event, hosted by star of stage and screen, Adam Garcia, will have performances from cast members of 42nd Street, STOMP, Hamilton, Tap Dogs and Motown, alongside the tap festival’s faculty of world-class professional tap dancers. Further special guest appearances to be announced.
The LTDI 2018 Gala Performance will also feature exclusive performances from three brand-new pieces of tap dance theatre: Old Kent Road’s ‘OSCiLLATE’, Lee Payne’s ‘TapSymphony’ and the premiere of Jack Evans’s highly anticipated ‘Feet Keep Me Flyin’’.
Kane D.Ricca said “Growing up watching videos of Sammy Davis Jr. performing on the strip, I’ve always wanted to produce an evening of entertainment with that same flare. The fact that I can do that as part of a tap dance festival, bang in the heart of Central London… That’s what dreams are made of.”
Adam Garcia said “I don’t think there is ever a time when you can watch a cabaret gala evening, with some of the best tap dancers in the world. It’s a complete rarity and I am excited to be a part of it. It’s going to be phenomenal.”
The Gala Performance will donate 50% of its proceeds to #HeadsTogether, a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The initiative combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health, with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services. For more information, please visit www.headstogether.org.uk.
London Tap Dance Intensive is a three-day festival of classes, workshops, events and performances taking place from 27 – 29 July 2018, in the heart of Central London, uniting the global tap dance community.
Sunday 29 July
7.30pm – 11.30pm
London Cabaret Club
London WC1B 4DA