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Hammerstep



HAMMERSTEP is an award-winning dance and production company based in NYC, founded in 2009 by former principal lead dancer for Riverdance Jason Oremus and two-time World Irish Dance Champion Garrett Coleman. The original HAMMERSTEP dance form fuses formerly rebellious movement disciplines, including Irish dance, tap, hip hop, stepping, and martial arts. The company specializes in live theatrical shows, film and video content, community engagement, and site-specific immersive experiences in a mission to challenge how dance is presented and to create space for different cultures to engage in rhythmic dialogue. HAMMERSTEP has toured worldwide to international acclaim, from community work with orphans in South Africa, to one of the top 10 most successful viral flash mobs of all time in Sydney Australia, to the stages of London’s Palace Theatre and NYC’s Lincoln Center, to the cameras of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. HAMMERSTEP’s latest endeavor is a sci-fi immersive theater drama called INDIGO GREY, told through a choice-based narrative and a unique blend of live performance and interactive technology. While developing the project, HAMMERSTEP recently completed dual artist-in-residencies at the New Museum and at the Nobel Prize-Winning Nokia Bell Labs, released an award-winning short film INDIGO GREY: The Passage (selected to 35 film festivals and winner of 10 awards), and produced a 2018 sold-out run at Mana Contemporary Museum. Their work has received critical acclaim from publications such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Huffington Post, the BBC, Irish Central and WIRED Magazine. For more info visit www.hammerstep.com.


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