Tap festivals are everywhere and are probably coming to a city near you! These fabulous wood-shedding events allow tap dancers of all ages, levels, and backgrounds to meet together and share in a non-judgmental and nurturing environment. Hoofers are honored at nearly every fest, giving young dancers exposure to the greats – the masters perform and teach in an intimate setting at most events.
Where many established versions have failed in making these scenes come alive for a contemporary audience, Stevenson’s take on the familiar scenario offers an engaging and action-packed opening that resonates, in particular, with families who’ve come to see the show.
Dear Readers, I don’t often write reviews for this blog. However, I’ve worked hard on this one and would like to share the details of this interesting performance with you! The Texas air was, for a change, a bit chilly. Groups of people stood together on a long, industrial loading platform. Those who had remembered […]
I want to briefly thank all who expressed their concern for myself and my family during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike which hit our area the Saturday before last. We were without power since that time until Monday and my internet service is now back up. We spent over a week in Austin […]
As most of you probably know, there is a hurricane approaching Houston (where I live) so I thought I’d do a quick update. We have decided to weather the storm at home, 50 miles or so from the gulf coast. Our area will likely see high winds and rain from the storm which may result […]
Dance organizations in the United States are nearly always struggling. There are lots of complicated reasons for this – government belt-tightening on arts funding, poor management of non-profit finances within the company, or an uncertain economy forces audiences to stay home and watch dance on tv rather than attend a live performance. In addition to […]