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Ethel Bruneau: Celebrating A Life in Tap

  • La Sala Rossa 4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Montréal, QC, H2T 1R5 Canada (map)
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Lux Magna presents:

Ethel Bruneau: Celebrating A Life in Tap:

** An evening bringing together tap dancers and live musicians to celebrate the legendary Miss Swing, Ethel Bruneau **

Tap dancer, singer and MC Ethel Bruneau, now 82 years old, was born in Harlem and began her life of tap at only 3 years of age. In 1953 she left Harlem with the Cab Calloway Orchestra and arrived in Montreal for a 3-week gig. Lucky for us she stayed and influenced countless generations of rhythm tappers in Montreal.

In this premiere performance of classic and newly created original numbers, we will be paying homage to Ms. Bruneau and her legacy, and to remind us all of the power of TAP.

She will be joined on stage by her three grandchildren, several dance protégés and a thirteen-piece big band.

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The night will include a special feature from the collaboration of Ethel’s protégés Travis and Tanya Knights with Andrés Vial, presenting “Monk was a Hoofer”.

Other performances will include:

Dancers: Tisha Llewellyn, Majiza Philip, Tesfa Llewellyn (grandchildren), Kyle Briggs (protégé), and Krista Riley!

Musicians: The Liberté Big Band - MTL Formation:
Marie Fatima Rudolf (piano), Valérie Lacombe (drums), Jonathan Chapman (bass), Julie Richard (sousaphone), Modibo Keita, Alex Desjardins (trombones), Andy King (trumpet), Claire Devlin, Geneviève Gauthier, Patrice Luneau (saxophones) and Liberté-Anne Lymberiou (musical direction).

Doors: 20h00
$17 / $20 doors [Tickets/Billets]
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La Sala Rossa se situe au 2ème étage (il y a 38 marches au total). Les toilettes sont de genre neutre et ne sont pas accessibles aux fauteuils roulants. Nous disposons d'un Système d'Aide à l'Audition disponible sur les ondes FM 101.1. Toute personne désirant une assistance pour accéder à notre salle peut nous contacter. C'est avec plaisir que nous tenterons de répondre au mieux à ses besoins.

The Sala Rossa is located on the second floor (there are 38 steps total). There are gender neutral washrooms which are not wheelchair accessible. We have a Hearing Assistance System on the FM dial at 101.1 FM. Anyone needing assistance accessing our space can contact us as we are more than happy to try and accommodate people to the best of our ability.

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