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

current projects | piano-tap dance duo • the forgotten bird    press & references


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. Jean-Yves Poupin / Guillaume Martineau / Léo Chevalley / Alix Logiaco. Guillaume Martineau / (piano + composition), Jean-Daniel Uldry / Magali Tosato / Inez Cierna (staging), Laurent Bortolotti (tap dance + theater / action + pantomime + singing + choreography + staging).

piano-tap dance duo    video 1    video 2    video 3
une ballade musicale et dansée sur des standards du jazz et des compositions originales

length of time: 1h or 2 sets of 45min


the forgotten bird oublié (theatrical version of the piano-tap dance duo)    photos    video
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

tap dance, pantomime, acting, singing, choreography: Laurent Bortolotti - Lausanne, Switzerland
piano, composition: Jean-Yves Poupin - Geneva, Switzerland (since 2004) / Alix Logiaco - Paris, France (since 2019)
staging: Jean-Daniel Uldry - Lausanne, Switzerland (2006) / Magali Tosato - Lausanne, Switzerland (2008) / Inez Cierna - Lausanne, Switzerland (2007, 2010) / Laurent Bortolotti - Lausanne, Switzerland (since 2013)
former pianists: Léo Chevalley - Fribourg, Switzerland (2017 - 2018) / Guillaume Martineau - Montreal, Canada (2013 - 2016)
guest pianists: Lee Maddeford - Lausanne, Switzerland (2021) / Evaristo Perez - Geneva, Switzerland (2005)