DrumatiX is a Boston-based novel tap dance and percussion group, created by award-winning choreographer, dancer, and musician, Noa Barankin. DrumatiX creates a brand new blend of dance and drumming using: tap dance, everyday objects, large drums/barrels, body percussion, technology, audience interaction, and tons of humor!
The company's mission is to bring audiences closer to the traditional art of tap dance and its roots in body percussion and drumming, thus making a connection between these three genres while showcasing how we can creatively transform and blend them into new, original, imaginative creations.
DrumatiX has performed in venues such as Lincoln Center and Symphony Space (NYC), Clayton Opera House (NY), Rochester Fringe Festival (NY), and in New England in many venues, events, schools and festivals, including the Mosesian Center for the Arts, Strand Theatre, Arts at the Armory, and the lucrative Beantown Tapfest.
Noa Barankin (Artistic Director/Choreographer) is an Israeli dancer, choreographer, and musician. Her credits in Israel include touring with “Tararam”, principle dancer and producer for “Tempo Tap Company”, touring actress/dancer in the family musical “Power of Wishes”, for which she was nominated Best Supporting Actress at the Israeli Children’s Theater Awards 2013, and she’s worked for TV and independent shows both as choreographer and dancer. In Boston, she has performed with “Boston Tap Company” and “Off Beat”. Since 2017, Noa’s dedicated her artistry to DrumatiX.
Noa teaches dance and percussion regularly, and some of her workshops include: Northeastern University, Brandeis University, IVY, Middlebury College, MIT, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, and Beantown Tapfest. She also teaches in dozens of private dance studios and in schools.
For her work with her dance students, she has been recognized with National Choreography, Concept and Entertainment awards at numerous dance competitions. Noa is also a musical theater director (Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre, Kidstock!, Bishop Elementary), singer/songwriter, and dabbles in visual art.
Drumming life into the old Opera House...and excitment into the hearts of our TI elementary students! I had the pleasure to attend the DrumatiX show here at the Clayton Opera House accompanying two special ed students. I was initially a bit worried how the student I was with would be able to handle sitting in his seat throughout the whole show considering he is sensitive to sound. However, after only a few minutes it became clear that my worries were completely unfounded as the student took his earmuffs off so he could get more involved in the music. Noa and her troupe are very talented musicians, but more important to me, they do care about their audience and involve them to make sure that they have a wonderful experience. Right from the start they involved the kids in their program making it a fun, interactive performance that I'm sure will leave a lasting impression on all who attended. Thank you so much!!!
On behalf of the Salem Arts Festival committee and our DELIGHTED audience members: thank you, DrumatiX! Your performance in the 2019 Salem Arts Festival was energizing, original, well-crafted, and impressively virtuosic. DrumatiX offers a thrilling and fresh take on percussive performance that anyone will enjoy!
Noa and her team of performers were engaging, captivating, and overall wonderful for our Preschool Shabbat Dinner. They created an amazing atmosphere for both parents and children to enjoy a wonderful evening of friends, food, and fun!