Singin' & Swingin'- a performance of The Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival
World renowned artists tap dancers Brenda Bufalino and Lisa La Touche; jazz vocalist Jay Clayton; Guinean drummer Namory Keita; and pianist Paul Arslanian
Now in its third year at The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine, the PPDF is known for its intimate environment, spectacular surroundings, and great artists/faculty, and has became an internationally recognized dance festival, attracting students, audiences and artists from around the country and the world.
PPDF traditionally held the last week in June, was founded in 1995 by Drika Overton as an extension of her career as a tap dancer and producer in the neighboring waterfront communities of Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, NH. The Seacoast home became a favorite for its venues, history, culture, and environment.
From the beginning the festival incorporated various percussive forms of expression, including Irish step dance, flamenco, and body music and evolved to include not only core classes in tap and jazz dance, but also week-long intensives in African dance and drumming, vocals, and a variety of traditional and contemporary dance and music arts.
The festival is filled with intensive study and a variety of events including jam sessions, performances, films, and discussions.
The Dance Hall (View)
7 Walker St
Kittery, ME 03904
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