Sunday, February 28, 2010

More foot riffs...

Here's something I found on YouTube that relates to my previous post. It's an experiment someone did for a school project.  Check it out.

Short, but sweet...

I like hanging out on my stoop in the summer and watching the world go by. As a tap dancer, my feet are always fiddling around making rhythms. Most of the time I don't even realize I'm doing that. Years ago I had an idea, so got my VHS camcorder (it was 1996), sat down on the stoop and shot this short clip.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Imagine Tap

Last weekend I shot video of Derick Grant (on the left) rehearsing his work "Imagine Tap", a musical revue first presented in Chicago in 2006. It was quite an experience seeing so many great young dancers doing their thing under his direction. Chloe & Maud Arnold, Jason Samuels Smith, Lee Howard, Michelle Dorrance, Dormeisha Sumbry-Edwards, Arleigh Rothenberg and Jason Janas were just some of the tappers killing the floor as they were put through their paces by director/choreographer Grant. There is such a need for more opportunities like this for tap dancers to work and be seen. The public needs to be exposed to this art form because I still hear too many people say to me, "How is tap doing these days, does anyone really do it any more?" YES, AND TAP IS ALIVE AND WELL!!! Let's hope "Imagine Tap" gets to be presented again, sometime soon.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shim Sham

A little clip of me doing the basic shim sham routine. A rear view.

A side view.