Dance - Film - Music
For this special afternoon, tap dancer Petra Haller and pianist Meg Morley will play one improvised set of music, exploring rhythm and space, drawing from their combined experience in jazz, classical and improvised music. After a short intermission, there will be a screening of the documentary 'Tap Dance History: from Vaudeville to Film'.
Classically trained from the age of two, Melbourne-born, London-based musician Meg Morley was awarded Distinctions by the Australian Music Examination Board for its Associate and Licentiate diplomas in piano. She completed a Masters of Music in classical performance, a Masters of Music in classical performance and a Postgraduate Certificate in composition. She studied Jazz improvisation at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Petra is a tap dancer based in London. She has has studied at Escola Luthier in Barcelona, Europe’s only full-time tap dance school, and at workshops under Jason Samuels Smith, Derick Grant and Andrew Nemr, who not only taught her the dance style but also introduced her to the roots of this African-American art form in jazz music. She was introduced to free improvisation by Cleveland Watkiss and immediately found herself at home.
Tap dance History From Vaudeville to Film Trailer