Digital Curtain Chat

Chasing Magic

In our latest Digital Curtain Chat, Creator and Choreographer Ayodele Casel and Director Torya Beard join longtime friend and fellow tap artist Michela Marino Lerman for a discussion about their latest work, "Chasing Magic." Following a successful virtual run in 2021, the cast of "Chasing Magic" returned to The Joyce for live performances this Fall.

In this Chat, Casel and Beard recount the start of their creative collaboration, and how they continue to be inspired by the artistry of the past and present. The trio discuss the importance of making space for tap and percussive artists within the larger dance community, and how mentorship has influenced their individual artistic practices.