The cornerstone of Cats Paying Dues’ 10th Anniversary Celebration, Three Suites is a culmination of the past ten years of creative work as well as a look to the future of CPD. Cats Paying Dues has always presented work based on the idea that tap dance can be used as a vehicle for storytelling. The three suites: Ever for Love, Remembrances, and Entering the Waters, all tell their own story while cumulatively painting a picture of humanity as seeking, wrestling, and hopeful.
Ever For Love, set to popular song, traces the journey to Love: the waiting, the noticing, the pursuit, the trial, and the freedom.
Remembrances, primarily an a capella suite, combines tap dance and live vocals performed by the dancers to explore the universal nature of percussive dance, rhythms from around the world, and stories of love, loss, and strife.
Entering the Waters, a collaboration with Max ZT and House of Waters, explores ideas of identity and liberty through the relationship between the individual and their community.