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

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piano-tap dance duo / 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. Lausanne, Switzerland. Jean-Yves Poupin (piano + composition), Jean-Daniel Uldry / Magali Tosato / Inez Cierna (staging help), Laurent Bortolotti (staging + tap dance + pantomime + acting + singing + choreography).

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a musical journey danced to jazz standards and original compositions

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

This project formerly toured under the name of the forgotten bird, which was a modern tale told through tap dancing, music, acting, pantomime, vocal and piano    photos    video
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…

staging, tap dance, pantomime, acting, vocal: Laurent Bortolotti
piano, composition: Jean-Yves Poupin
staging help: Inez Cierna (2007, 2010) / Magali Tosato (2008) / Jean-Daniel Uldry (2006)
former pianists: Mirko Maio (2021-2022) / Alix Logiaco ( 2019) / Léo Chevalley (2017 - 2018) / Guillaume Martineau (2013 - 2016)
guest pianists: Edgar Dorantes Dosamantes (2023) / Lee Maddeford (2021) / Evaristo Perez (2005)