jazz é-tap
a theater, live music & tap dancing company
art as a human adventure
art in the service of the encounter
 

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the forgotten bird. Tap dance, acting, musical, musical theater, comedy, pantomime, singing and piano show, concert and duo to swing, middle jazz, mainstream, bebop, modern jazz and classical music. Music and dance improvisation. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Lausanne, Switzerland. Guillaume Martineau (piano + composition), Laurent Bortolotti (tap dance + theater / action + pantomime + singing + choreography + staging).
 

a modern tale told through tap dancing, music, acting, singing and piano

Pierre Lavirelle, a young and ambitious tap dance artist arrives on Broadway. His goal: become a star adulated by the crowds.
The story would like to recount that Pierre does not succeed and that suffering from failure he is lead to discover the "real" values of life.
But no, he succeeds. He becomes a reference on Broadway. He is nicknamed the "King of Swing" ... he has fulfilled his ambition.
And then? Well, nothing. Nothing but triumph that is, and the years that go by. Oh yes… there’s also a pet bird that he feeds every evening after the show…

This duo is on the "Le chant de l'équinoxe" track of the jazz é-tap CD.

length of time: 1h

It is possible to perform this show as a piano-tap dancing duet, without the theatrical part.

tap dance, pantomime, acting, singing, choreography: Laurent Bortolotti - Lausanne, Switzerland + Montreal, Canada
piano, composition: Jean-Yves Poupin - Geneva, Switzerland (2006 - 2011) / Guillaume Martineau - Montreal, Canada (since 2013) / Léo Chevalley (since 2017)
staging: Jean-Daniel Uldry - Lausanne, Switzerland (2006) / Magali Tosato - Lausanne, Switzerland (2008) / Inez Cierna - Lausanne, Switzerland (2007, 2010) / Laurent Bortolotti - Lausanne, Switzerland (since 2013)