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Scotiabank Backbeat Presents: Play It Forward
Scotiabank Backbeat Presents: Play It Forward

Ahead of International Tap Dance Day, experience a day of tap dance, body percussion, and movement by Lawson Percussive Dance Arts Company. Presented by Scotiabank Backbeat in partnership with NMC, it's an afternoon of pop-up performances that will have you snapping your fingers while tapping into the heartbeat of our shared human experience.

The company will activate numerous museum exhibits with tap battles, rhythmic soundscapes, body music, staircase dances, and choreographic compositions, celebrating Canadian icons Oscar Peterson, kd lang, Diana Krall, and music from around the globe. Live musicians include bass player Kodi Hutchinson and vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa.

Play It Forward integrates rhythm, tap, body percussion, and somatic movement practices into a unique visual and rhythmic experience, invigorating the viewers' senses.


Scotiabank Backbeat provides regular weekend activations for families, children, and general visitors of all ages, including pop-up music performances, hands-on activities, presentations from community partners, and more.