CHLOÉ ARNOLD’S APARTMENT 33 TAP ENSEMBLE HEADS TO CITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Headed by internationally acclaimed dance star, the high-energy tap dance collective performs
the world premiere of “Where Dreams Are Made” at Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, September 30
International tap dance superstar Chloé Arnold is bringing her dynamic dance collective to the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA). Chloé Arnold’s Apartment 33, a dream team of high-energy hoofers, will bring the world premiere of its magnetic tap dance show “Where Dreams Are Made” to Aaron Davis Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30. The program is supported in part by the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a City University of New York-wide residency program now in its third year.
A bright light in the tap field, Arnold is known for her appearance on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance as the winner of the dance crew battle with her company Syncopated Ladies, which brings female empowerment and sensuality to the tap genre, and her viral videos that have gotten the attention of Beyoncé and others. She has been a guest performer on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Arnold has choreographed for film, television and theater. She is also an accomplished actress who had a recurring role on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
Chloé Arnold’s Apartment 33 is comprised of talented dancers from around the world—both male and female—who have converged on New York City to follow their dreams in tap and introduce this fascinating art form to new audiences. The group is named after the home shared by Chloé and her sister Maud Arnold; Apartment 33 has served as not only a haven and creative safe space for these talented artists but even, at times, a place to stay. The group has performed at the DC Tap Festival, Taj Lounge, Tap City/Tap Forward and Broadway Underground: The Remix. The New York Times said of their performance at the Rhythm in Motion tap showcase, that, “In two emphatic interludes for her company, Apt. 33, Chloé Arnold took the driving beats of repetitive pop songs (Sean Paul’s ‘So Fine,’ Eminem’s ‘Not Afraid’) and found boundless possibilities within them.”
The group will perform a new show, choreographed by Arnold, that shares the personal stories of its eclectic members through song and dance.
“Chloé’s work in the tap dance world is amazing,” said CCCA Artistic Director David Covington. “She is taking tap to a new level—finding new avenues for tap, which translates into new audiences and new dance shows! She is driven by a terrific artistic sense, set to the beat of her own two tap shoes. We are proud to be presenting this world premiere by ‘the leading lady of tap.’”
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students and can be purchased online at http://www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org/ or through the box office by telephone at (212) 650-6900 or in person (Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 6 p.m.). Aaron Davis Hall is located on the campus of the City College of New York, at West 135th Street and Convent Avenue (129 Convent Avenue).
City College Center for the Arts can be followed on Twitter at @ccnyarts. For more information on Chloé Arnold’s Apartment 33, visit http://www.apartment33.com/.
The residency and performance of Chloé Arnold’s Apartment 33 at City College Center for the Arts is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which is supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, and Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Chloé Arnold is an international tap star. She was seen on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance as the winner of the dance crew battle with her company Syncopated Ladies (www.syncopatedladies.com), as well as viral videos such as Beyoncé Tap Salute shared on social media by the superstar (who said “They killed it”). Syncopated Ladies recently has had sold-out concerts in Dubai, New York City and Washington, DC, with rave reviews in The New York Times and elsewhere. As a leading lady in the art form of tap, Chloé has wowed audiences in more than 28 countries and 35 U.S. states. A choreographer, her work can be seen on film, television and stages worldwide.
Co-founder and co-director of the DC Tap Festival, the Columbia University graduate’s career highlights include choreographing CBS’s The Talk Rocktober Halloween Spectacular, HBO’s The Comeback and commercials for Special K cereal, Macy’s and Canon; performing at Madison Square Garden for the opening of the New York Knicks 2013–2014 season; working with Beyoncé; a recurring role on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; guest performances on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance; and numerous musical productions with the legendary Debbie Allen.
Chloé Arnold’s Apartment 33, founded by Artistic Director Chloé Arnold, is a haven for tap dancers who have moved to New York City from all around the world to pursue their dreams.
ABOUT THE CITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS:
The City College Center for the Arts hosts an ambitious, year-round calendar of student and professional performances. The mission of the City College Center for the Arts is to provide a creative arts center and focal point for the City College of New York, building a sense of community within the College, elevating the profile of Aaron Davis Hall in the greater New York area, and connecting the College to the surrounding community through the arts.