Bloom at Good Hope: Tap Dancer Gerson Lanza

Bloom at Good Hope Concert Series

An Evening with Tap Dancer Gerson Lanza

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Sat. December 3, 2022 | 5pm

Free / Pay What You Can

Gerson Lanza 21021A 036 By Margot Schulman
Location

Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center
14715 Good Hope Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905

Indoors

Masks encouraged

SHOW LENGTH

60 minutes

Originally from La Ceiba, Honduras, Gerson Lanza first encountered the art form of tap dance after moving to New York City in 2001. He immediately fell in love with the art, and began his tap dance training under Omar Edwards at Wadleigh Secondary School For the Performing and Visual Arts, located in the heart of New York's Harlem neighborhood.

Recently, along with performing and coaching nationally and around the world, Gerson has enrolled in the University of Maryland’s MFA dance program, joined the current class of Strathmore Artists in Residence, and received the International Program for Creative Collaboration & Research to study the relation of the African diaspora in Honduras through the lens of tap dance. Gerson has also served as a consultant and presenter for 92 Street Y's newest curriculum, "Tracing Footsteps," currently taught by performing arts educators in New York City. Gerson uses all of these opportunities to pursue the goal of empowering others to act on their dreams as he has through rhythm, movement, and scholarly work.

This free concert at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center is part of Bloom by Strathmore, which strives to create community and expand access to the arts. View upcoming Bloom concerts.

About Gerson Lanza

Strathmore Artist in Residence Class of 2022

Originally from La Ceiba, Honduras, Gerson first encountered the art form of tap dance after moving to New York City in 2001. He immediately fell in love with the art after his first encounter. Gerson began his tap dance training under Omar Edwards at Wadleigh Secondary School For the Performing and Visual Arts," located in the heart of New York's Harlem neighborhood.  

Despite the pandemic, Gerson has remained an active artist by creating outdoor jazz+tap improvisational sessions, performing for streaming engagements, and coaching students nationally and worldwide via Zoom.   

Recently, Gerson has enrolled at the University of Maryland MFA dance program, chosen as one of six Strathmore's artist in residence program recipients, and received the International Program for Creative Collaboration & Research to study the relation of the African diaspora in Honduras through the lens of tap dance. Gerson has also served as a consultant and presenter for 92 Street Y's newest curriculum, "Tracing Footsteps" currently taught by performing arts educators in New York City.  

Gerson's goal is to one day empower others to act on their dreams and sies the opportunity as he is living his dream through rhythm, movement, and scholarly work. 

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