Subject:Matter is a Boston based tap dance company, under the direction of choreographer Ian Berg, with the aim of presenting new, cutting-edge tap dance work primarily in the Boston area. This concert will feature "Blowout", a reimagining of Herbie Hancock’s soundtrack for Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1967 film Blow Up. Featuring new high energy arrangements and a live sextet, this work is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The second part of the evening, "Songbook" is a collection of dances made to contemporary arrangements of American popular songs and jazz standards. This piece is classic tap dance and jazz with some new twists! Ian Berg is a Boston-based tap dancer originally from Chicago, IL. Ian has been dancing since an early age and has training and performance experience in tap dance, ballet, modern dance, jazz, contact improvisation and a variety of other styles and approaches. In high school, Ian trained at the Joffrey Academy in Chicago while also dancing with the renowned Chicago based tap company MADD Rhythms, of which he is still a member. Ian is also a musician, composer, and arranger of music, and an alum of The School at Jacob’s Pillow and the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance.