Barcelona is one of the cities with the most movement and activity in Tap Dance of Europe. Its boom began in the 90s by opening the first Tap Dance companies, and already generating the dancers, choreographers and teachers who would later be in charge of continuing the legacy.
Tap Dance, a minority art of American origin, has never had an easy time obtaining spaces for its exhibition. It is true that there has always been someone who has supported it, and thanks to this, it has been possible to build a community of artists dedicated practically 100% professionally, but there is no single circuit fully dedicated to this discipline in Spain, and I would dare to say, in the whole world.
The Golem'S Theater in Barcelona and its director Víctor Álvaro, after the unprecedented health emergency situation that began in 2020, offered shelter to the idea by Estefanía Porqueras, international Tap dancer, choreographer and teacher, of generating a stable Tap Dance programing centralized in a single space, regularly scheduling different productions of various styles and giving space to the Barcelona Tap Jams with Live Music. Even though it is a project generated by two individuals, its reason for being resides in the community good of obtaining a stable place of exhibition for all the dancers, choreographers and their companies, thus generating a meeting point and support from the community. In turn, his other motivation focuses on teaching new audiences and those familiarized with the discipline, everything that has already been done and everything that is yet to come, making these audiences grow in knowledge and number, and helping them find easily what is still hidden in the streets of Barcelona.
Every gesture counts in making this little world grow, from the dancer who trusts what she/he does, to the person who finds the information and shares it with his family and friends.
From here we thank everyone who in a way has been part of the project and we ask you to continue supporting both as an audience, as dancers, as a community of artists, as a cultural citizen, to be able to keep this window open, and begin to proclaim that Tap Dance is no longer such a minority art.
Estefanía Porqueras & Víctor Álvaro