TV, radio and media

Roxane on TV

BBC's documentary by Iann Leese

The Woman's Connection® w/Barrie-Louise Switzen

Tap: tot un mon

Watch TV3: Tot un món (In Catalan) Link: TV3 video

Roxane on the Radio

Interview on RFI (Radio France International) (In English)

Best press-quotes

BEAUTEEZ’n THE BEAT (2014)

“In the improvised exchanges between Ms Butterfly and the younger tapper Alexandria Bradley, the level of surprise and invention was delightfully high!”
“The dancers sound was paramount”
“Engagingly musical and  syncopated”
“Their rhythmic conversation made any notion of hitting like a man irrelevant”
(Brian Seibert, NEW YORK TIMES)

HOOFALOGIES (2010)

” Hoofalogies shows the club settings like La Cave in New York in which a generation of tappers — Ms. Butterfly among them — learned their craft, dancing to the ever-changing rhythms offered by leading jazz musicians, cheered on and taught by greats like Slyde, Chuck Green (….)  Excitement filled the air; we might have been at La Cave, Slyde nodding behind us.”
(Jack Anderson, The NEW YORK TIMES, 2010)

MOODANZA (2010)

“Talk about a theatrical bombshell!”
(MUSICAL AMERICA)

DJELLABA GROOVE (2006-2008)

“Djellaba Groove sure isn’t your grand-mother’s tap-dancing!”
(Jennifer Dunning, NEW YORK TIMES)

“The dancers, three tap and one flamenco, produced one staccato sequence after another, expertly interplaying with the musical score, even the trickiest syncopations sounded sharp and clear”
(Sarah Halzack, WASHINGTON POST)

“An excursion across cultures, blending jazz with rhythms soaked up traveling in Morocco and the Sahara desert.  Chances are you’ve never heard tapping like this”
(Robert Johnson, STAR LEDGER)

“Such juxtaposition could look contrived but never does… Butterfly’s band, with the  fantastic jazz cornetist Graham Haynes leading the charge,     reflects her rich cross-cultural background and taste… Her dancing is virtually calligraphic… It tasks refines control to express this much joie de vivre”
(Eva Yaa Asantewaa, VILLAGE VOICE)

“Dans Djellaba Groove les ‘claquettes’ sont rendues à leur sauvage  liberté …Un morceau de bravoure”
(Nicolas Six, Magazine DANSER)

“Claudia Rahardjanoto and Ali Bradley … both reflected Butterfly’s understated buyoancy. So when the three perfomed together, they enchanted with their smooth melting style”
(Wendy Liberatore, DAILY GAZETTE)

“Butterfly’s taping has an open, laid back quality.This and the way she likes to pause and address an audience on her international tap aspirations  makes the show immediately accessible”
(Hilary Ostlere, FINANCIAL TIMES)

Le mélange culturel est parfaitement réalisé, même la musique est indescriptible.
Un spectacle unique, original, dépaysant. A voir sans hésitation!”
(Laura Goron, UNIVART)