|To the connoisseurs of jazz and tap dance the name of Tobias Tak is synonymous with a performance of classic song and dazzling rhythm tap. Since training with the masters of rhythm tap in New York, Tobias has travelled globally, appearing with the legendary Nicholas Brothers, Gregory Hines, Bryan Ferry, Frankie Manning, Wayne Sleep, Paco Peña, Jools Holland, Humphrey Lyttelton and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In London he has performed as a soloist at major venues such as Sadler’s Wells, the World Expo 2000 in Hannover, the Royal Festival Hall, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Palladium (Angela Rippon’s all-star show in aid of the Red Cross) and The Lyceum.
Tobias’ shows have been performed all over the UK and Europe. His skills have also been seen on television, for example: Pebble Mill, The Chart Show, 01 for London in the UK, Aktuelle Stunde for WDR in Germany and RTL4 in Holland. More recently Tobias has appeared in the feature film Vacuums from the directors of the theatre company Stomp.
"Frenesi" choreography for Modern Dance Company Djazzex, Holland.
"The Cakewalk" and "The Lindy-Hop" (collaboration with Jeanefer Jean-Charles) for the Folklore Dance Theatre, Holland.
A choreography for the William Louther Memorial show, Cochrane Theatre, London.
"Brecht, a Foreign Affair" starring Gertrude Thoma, Tobias Tak, Martin Ritchie. Musical director Nicholas Bloomfield, director Boris Boskovic.
Performed at the Wimbledon Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and the Riverside Studios, London.
"Rhythm in Time", Collaboration with Sheron Wray for JazzXchange Dance Company. Venues included Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth's theatre The Stables, Covent Garden Opera House and the Lilian Baylis Theatre London.
A choreography commissioned by Weekend Arts College and Dance Umbrella for the Percussive Feet Festival, performed at the Cochrane Theatre London.
Tobias also taught and choreographed for many performing arts colleges, including: The Urdang Academy, Doreen Bird College, Margaret Howard Foundation, the University of London, Millennium Dance College, Balagan Theatre Company, Rotterdam Academy of Dance, Theatre School Amsterdam, and the Ballet Academy Gothenburg Sweden.
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by Tobias Tak
"The Contest", theatre play, tour of Holland. Lead actor and tap dancer.
Touring Holland with various jazz musicians and dancers.
Tours of Germany and Holland with Modern dance Company Djazzex.
Guest appearances with the Jiving Lindy Hoppers.
Appearances with the Jools Holland Big Band, including Sky TV and Channel 4,
Queen's Hall Edinburgh.
1994 Gala show for London City Ballet, Sadler's Wells, London.
Gala show for Dance Umbrella, Sadler's Wells, London.
Gala show with the London City Ballet, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London.
"Stomping at the Savoy", at the Bloomsbury Theatre London (appearance withThe Jiving Lindy Hoppers, Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Chazz Young and Van Porter).
1996 Solo performer with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Gala show directed by Ned Sherrin, Edinburgh.
Recording with Bryan Ferry for his CD "As Time Goes By".
Gala show at the Lyceum Theatre, London. Accompanied by Marc Forde.
Gala show at the London Palladium for Angela Rippon.
Charity for British Red Cross, alongside Paco Peña and Wayne Sleep.
Guest appearances with the Echoes of Ellington Big Band, solo tap dancer in Ellington's Sacred Music.
Appearances with Sheron Wray's Dance Company JazzXchange.
Opera House Covent Garden, The Stables, Lilian Baylis Theatre London.
Various performances at Norwich Playhouse,
Full length show with Marc Forde, and Chris Dodd.
World Expo 2000 at Hanover.
Solo tap dancer and singer, accompanied by the Götz Allsman Big Band.
Helsinki, Finland. Solo tap dancer in tap show, with Miriam Nelson (Hollywood) and Walter Freeman (Riverdance, Broadway).
Chelsea Arts Club, London: Full length show with Marc Forde.
Garrick Club, London. Accompanied by Harry Beckett (trumpet).
Pizza on the Park, London, guest with jazz pianist Harry Paul Harris.
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