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The Blues Project

Asian Premiere

Explosive tap dancing set to emotive blues in innovative American fusion

Created by the world-class powerhouse team of Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Toshi Reagon, and Dormeshia Sumbry-EdwardsThe Blues Project brings together some of today’s best tap artists, musicians, and choreographers in an innovative evening of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion. Featuring performances by Bessie award-winning tap dance company Dorrance Dance with acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon and BIGLovelyThe Blues Project is a creative collaboration that explores the relationship between music, sound, and movement.

As described by the Washington Post, "[the] intimate and rowdy merging of dance and music, with one disappearing into the other, hits you like a sonic distillation of a blistering American past and its perilous present, with a transcendent strength of spirit woven through.” This 60-minute production features an original score composed by Reagon, and performed live with her five-piece band, BIGLovely. Choreography by Dorrance, Grant, and Sumbry-Edwards, coupled with improvisations by the versatile dancers of Dorrance Dance, drives home the powerful conversation between live music and tap dance as its own musical score. 

Winner of a Bessie Award in 2015 for outstanding production, The Blues Project brings together two dynamic ensembles for a transfixing program that expands and shatters notions about their respective art forms.

Start Sales Date

All SISTIC Channels:
5 Feb 2018, 9pm




Approximately 1 hours
(with no interval)

Promoter Name
Arts House Limited

Rating / Age Limit

  • Rating: To be advised
  • No admission for infant-in-arm and children aged below 6 years old.
  • Children 6 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry.
  • All patrons (including children) must have tickets for admission to ticketed productions.

Late Seating Advisory

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at appropriate pauses during the show or during intermission.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No photography, video recording and audio recording is allowed.

Through All SISTIC Channels

20% Discount for Early Bird
[Applicable from 5 Feb - 5 Mar 2018]

20% Discount for Senior Citizens (55 years old & above) / Local & Overseas Students / NSF
[Verification: Present valid ID / Student Pass / SAF 11B (Military IC)]
[Applicable to Cat 2 Only]
[Valid from 5 Feb 2018 onwards]
[Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry.]
[Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]

15% Discount for SIFA Bundle of 3
[Purchase tickets from any 3 shows, excluding 0600, The Hidden, Temporal]
[Applicable from 6 Mar 2018 onwards]

25% Discount for SIFA Bundle of 5
[Purchase tickets from any 5 shows, excluding 0600, The Hidden, Temporal]
[Applicable from 5 Feb 2018 onwards]

S$135 for Festival Starter Pass
[Include 1 x Cat 2 ticket to 1984 by George Orwell ($60), 1 x Cat 1 ticket to Jacob Collier ($40), 1 x Cat 2 ticket to The Blues Project ($35)]
[1 complimentary drink from House Pour (located at the Festival House)(valued up to $20)]
[Applicable from 5 Feb 2018 onwards]

Through SISTIC Authorised Agents
S$10 Tickets for Student Front Row Special
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[Valid from 5 Feb 2018 onwards]
[Limited tickets available]
[Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry.]
[Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]

Through Singapore International Festival of Arts
For Corporate/Group/School Bookings, please contact sifa@artshouse.sg
School Specials: School Bookings of 20 tickets or more to each production will be entitled an extra ticket for the accompanying teacher.

“Ms. Dorrance plays the crowd as well as her feet: She leaves you wanting more” - New York Times


‘Blues Project’ commands the stage with joyous tap” - San Francisco Chronicle


“Their show ... really should be called “The Bliss Project” - The Washington Post

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Event Date
Tue, 8 - Wed, 9 May 2018


Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$50, S$35

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