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Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
presents a uniquely American story: an exuberant fusion of live music, comedy, singing, and a dazzling array of percussive dance forms rooted in different cultures. Since 1979, Footworks has represented American culture internationally, including a Smithsonian Institution tour of Japan, and as guest artists with Riverdance in London. Founder and Artist Director Eileen Carson is an
NEA Choreography Fellow.


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“The rough-hewn vigor of the choreography and the eruptive joy of Footworks dancers are as contagious as laughter. . .the dancers rode an unending rhythmic current. . .playful ease. . .whip-sharp timing and devilishly tricky footwork. . .”

Sarah Kaufman,
The Washington Post


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“. . .genuine show-stoppers. . .Footworks, the wonderfully animated and unpredictable dance troupe and string band. Clogging, flat-footing, and hooting its way through an enormously crowd-pleasing performance. . .came across as
the Bolshoi of barn dancing.”

Mike Joyce,
The Washington Post


"It is fast, furious, amazingly skillful and, above all, vastly entertaining.”

Dick Godfrey,
The Journal, Newcastle, England