Sunday 28th October 2012
London Tap Jam will be celebrating it's 6th birthday on Sunday 28th October 2012 and to help us celebrate we have a very special guest tap dancer attending from Barcelona, the fantastic Guilliem Alonso.
As usual, the night will be hosted by our very own ace hoofer Junior Laniyan. Our fantastic live band, The Michele Drees Trio, will be joined by tap dancers from across the country. Join in on an instrument or taps, or just sit back and enjoy. The jam starts at 8pm featuring improvised tap dance hosted by Junior Laniyan. Musicians and tap dancers are welcome to play – just tell Melody what you want to dance to.
Barcelona-born Guillem studied tap dance in New York, where he was taught by famous dancers such as Brenda Bufalino, Barbara Duffy, Savion Glover and others. He has toured across the USA and Europe with several of the best American tap companies, the American Tap Dance Orchestra, Manhattan Tap, Tap Collective from New York and Steps Ahead from Los Angeles.
Guillem has worked in various shows such as Keatoniana, New Orleans Jazz & Tap, and Sax Tap. In 1999 he was invited to perform at the Goya Spanish film awards. He also performed and created numerous works for El Nas Vermell show and the Scandal tap dance company. Further credits include choreography for the show That’s Jazz, created for the opening of the new theatre Scenic Barcelona. Whilst at home, Guillem organizes and leads weekly tap improvisation sessions, Tap Jam at the Cova del Drac. He is also the founder and director of Barcelona Rhythm Tap company.
As a leading member of the tap community Guillem has introduced and motivated a new generation of tap dancers in Barcelona
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