Entries for June 2010
Ivery Wheeler, 55, began his dancing career at age three when his father took him to “jig joints” in Las Vegas. “At the Louisiana Club, he would put me on the bar and I would dance to the music in the juke box,” Wheeler recalled. “My mom didn’t like it, but my dad would sneak me out, and people would give him money.
Jason Samuels Smith has created a new, ground-breaking tap work, parodying the classic “Charlie’s Angels” television show. He intended to mimic the television show, having a similar “Charlie” character assigning musical missions to three gorgeous tappers to transcribe music into tap dance. He also showed how Parker parallels the individual experience of each tap dancer. He chose three great dancers to portray Tap’s newest “angels.”
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