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Dance Guest Artist: Ian Berg/Subject: Matter

January 16 @ 7:30 pm

Subject:Matter is a Boston based tap dance company, under the direction of choreographer Ian Berg, with the aim of presenting new, cutting-edge tap dance work primarily in the Boston area.

This concert will feature “Blowout”, based on the music from Herbie Hancock’s 1967 album of the same name. It features a live sextet and four dancers gliding and stomping through new arrangements of the album’s tunes.

The second part of the evening is “Songbook” is a collection of dances made to songs from the Great American Songbook including Mack the Knife, Have You Met Miss Jones?, Song For My Father, Equinox and more.

Ian Berg is a Boston-based tap dancer originally from Chicago, IL. Ian has been dancing since an early age and has training and performance experience in tap dance, ballet, modern dance, jazz, contact improvisation and a variety of other styles and approaches. In high school, Ian trained at the Joffrey Academy in Chicago while also dancing with the renowned Chicago based tap company MADD Rhythms, of which he is still a member. Ian is also a musician, composer, and arranger of music, and an alum of The School at Jacob’s Pillow and the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance.

$20 general
$15 seniors and non-Salem State students 18 and above

Under 18 free* (under 18 tickets need to be reserved by phone and picked up at the door with ID).

Salem State students receive free admission with ID and may pick up tickets at the box office prior to the performance.


January 16
7:30 pm
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