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 DanceThe 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