Chasing Magic

The Flynn, VT / The Joyce NYC / Spoleto USA | 2021-2023.
Created & Choreographed by  Ayodele Casel       Directed by Torya Beard
Additional choreo. by Anthony Morigerato       Lighting   Alan C. Edwards
Music Direction & Piano   Anibal César Cruz       Original Music & Vocals   Crystal Monee Hall
Bass   Raul Reyes      Percussion   Keisel Jiménez & Senfu Stoney

with performances by
Jared Alexander, Amanda Castro, Naomi Funaki, Quynn Johnson, Sean Kaminski, John Manzari,
Anthony Morigerato, Dre Torres, & Arturo Farrill.

Photos by Alan C Edwards. All rights reserved.

About Chasing Magic

      Her feet are just that fast. Described by The New York Times as “a wonder, as humanly appealing as she is superhumanly skilled,” choreographer and performer Ayodele Casel returns to Spoleto with her latest work, Chasing Magic. Onstage with six tap dancers and a group of live musicians including jazz virtuoso and 2023 Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill, Casel explores the magic of tap dance and daily life, capturing that spark of connection and creation. A celebration of gratitude, friendship, and trust, Chasing Magic is a joyous feast for the eyes, ears, and soul.

- Spoleto Festival USA ‘23