Creative Team

Andrew Nemr
Robert Harari
Members of Cats Paying Dues

Andrew Nemr – Director/Choreographer

Mentored by Tony award winners Gregory Hines and Henry LeTang, Nemr received the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces: Dance Initiative grant to develop Echoes In Time. A 2012 TED Fellow and international performer and educator, Nemr’s skillful storytelling and unique approach to tap dance in the context of theatre has been described as “deeply moving” by the Financial Times.

Robert Harari – Production Design

Numerous Emmy Awards and 17 years of sound and production design for Gregory Hines only begin to underscore Harari’s experience in the live production world. He is the original designer of the “Tap Dance Instrument” upon which Hines performed, and developed numerous custom designs with integrated recording systems for Savion Glover on projects including Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, Opening Ceremonies for the Cannes Film Festival, performances at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Games, and in Las Vegas for Barbra Streisand’s Millenium Show.

Members of Cats Paying Dues

The cast of Echoes features members of Andrew Nemr’s tap dance company, Cats Paying Dues. Echoes In Time was originally developed for the company and it’s members have developed a unique relationship to both the body of work itself and the importance of its continual presentation. Cats Paying Dues has toured the northeast United States, been featured in venues such as New York City’s Town Hall and Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom, and received numerous residencies for the development of new work including the CUNY Dance Initiative and BRIClab.