Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tapping My HeawtOut

 

This last week was the annooal  Tap Festival pwodooced by my "unkel" Tony

 As oosooal, it was fantastic!!!! 

 (if you'we evew in NewYawk in July  awound this time , you should absolutely go see a pawfowmance)

You can leawn mowe about them hewe!

We've been lucky  to see at least one pawfowmance  evewy yeaw since it was founded..This yeaw, I decided to pawfowm a numbew myself, but unkel tony had to ham it up and wun on stage in middle of my pawfowmance

 This yeaw's pawfowmance we attended was a salute to the COPASETICS the mastews of swing..one of theiw signitoowe dances was a Chaiw Dance..hewe's how it came about:

The Story of the Chair Dance

The Chair Dance began in New York in Harlem at the Hoofer's Club, a famous hangout of some of the most legendary tap dancers in the world. This place was given to tap dancers to come and dance or practice. Dancers that didn't have a place to stay, would come there and try to get a little sleep. But the owner didn't allow sleeping, and if caught they would be thrown out.So the dancers, while sitting in a chair, would tap their feet and try to take a little catnap. This developed into the Chair Dance.

 Mommi was lucky enuff to know "Honey" Coles...he's the second fwom the left and was one of the most wondewful dancews evew and a twoo gentleman

This dance was performed on stage and made famous by "The Copasetics". Reggio has been partnering for 13 years with the 90 year old Earnest "Brownie" Brown, the only living, dancing "Copasetic".



I decided to join  Bwownie Bwown  and Weggio in a vewsion of the Chaiw Dance(Bwownie was only thewe in spiwit since he is a tapping angel now)

I wish you could all have been thewe..it was a magical night wif bootiful moosic
( piano,base,weeds and dwums) and sometimes singews and even a numbew wif yoo loo lay lees
Billy Stway Hown ( don't wowwy, he was a moosician and composew ,NOT a stway ) was one of the stawtews of the Copasetics too and his moosic was feetoowed

I can't descwibe how pawfect it all was wif the joy going back and fowf fwom the pawfowmews and the audience

Huwwah Unkel Tony!!!!! fow once again pwodoocing a most fantastical Event



hope all of you had a copasetic weekend too
smoochie kisses

23 comments:

Gus said...

I'm First!

That sounds like a wonderful show...and I know that while you were on stage, you were the center of attention.

Love the costume!

kisses
gussie

Mango said...

Is there nothing you cannot do? What an amazing event.

Slobbers,
Mango

Momma Tea (also Ronnii and Uji whose open ids wont work) said...

Mee does try so hard to taps mi nails on da floor like Ronnii can but mi nails must be soft or somefing cos mee cannot do it :o(. Meybee mee needs some ovs da shoes dem peeps wears wots do yoo finks Miss Asta ?
Sure looks like an awesome show, mi Mom Laydee loves Mr Hines, she finks hims is uber kewl

Luv
Uji

x

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Asta,

Thanks for sharing the story of the Chair Dance. We have seen the dance performed (in the movies, not live), but had no idea of the history.

You sure are a great dancer. I think you were made for the stage, my friend. Is that you singing, too?

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: I sure am happy you are back!

Oskar said...

So many fun events you guys are always finding!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great performance, Asta. If our humans ever get to NYC to see that show, we hope you can perform again for them. Our human sisters and the oldest grandbiped would so love that show - they are all great tappers.

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

DID YOU BORROW MY PURPLE TAP OUTFIT??? Harumph. I most certainly hope there are no stains or other issues on it...

What a lovely night you had...thank dog your furs are shorter now...you'd have been totally steamed, if not!!!

Mumsie and Daddy just got back from dinner...she just ate a hooge bowl of Spargel Suppe with some sorta truffel oil...and tons of salt and pepper bread...it was magnificent...so she said. I had dry kibble. Oh YUM.

Gotta go help her iron and fold stoopid laundry...

Kisses,

Miss Lacie Spargel Cakes

Niamh said...

You are do talented Asta! Looks like a great show. Glad the you had a fun time with all those terrific tappers.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

houndstooth said...

It sounds like an absolutely lovely evening!

Bunny

STELLA from Down Under said...

Oh Asta, you are so amazing. Did your poor nail hurt with your shoes on? I think you are lovely. No worries, and love, Stella.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fabulous evening you had, Asta! You are amazing at everything you do!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Asta
So pleased you had such a magnificent time. Gail says that tap dancing is hard enough with just two feet (at least for 'rhythmically challenged' folk like her...), she can't imagine how skilled you must need to be to keep all four paws in time!
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Ailsa,Teesha and there Humans said...

You are very talented Asta, i trip over my paws

Twinkietinydog said...

Have I ever mentioned how when I find comments from you on my blog, it makes me smile a lot? Your sweet voice always does that to me, so then I feel this urge to stop by to see you. You're one cutey patootey, Asta!

xo

Twinkie

Deefor said...

Hi Asta
All that tapping must be fun. You and all the other great tappers. Arrow does a chair dance-- but a little different. He's more of a scratch dancer.

Deefor

Reilly / Bree said...

You are just such a talented young lady Asta - I hope you have a good agent.

Minna Krebs said...

That sounds like a magical evening Asta!

(PeeS....I guess your poor toe recovered from da other day, if you were able to tap Saturday night! Thank dogness!)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Asta ... what a FUN excting event. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Sounds like a culturally rich and wonderful evening! Your city is the cradle for so much jazz and dance!

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Dear Miss Asta Twinkletoes

Your evening looked so entertaining and enjoyable. You really do get to do the most fantastic things.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

We bet that was a pawsome show! Can you believe that Mama started tap lessons at 5 years old? Yep! Your Uncle Tony sure is talented.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're waggin our tails, Asta, so happy that you got to enjoy this with your Mommi and our Daddi. We bet it brought a huge smile to your people's faces!

Much love
BruvverJake and SissieFergi

Diane's "Jack the cat" said...

Asta, it sounded wonderful~~ I just love Gregory Hinds too!!!
furry hugs!!
Diane & Jack Kitteh (upstate NY)