THE BAD BOYS OF TAP
Online / Jun 2011
These boys compete with the big names of the tapdance like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly or Sammy Davis Jr. and add absolutely new features. ”Tap Stars“, the new dance show of the American dancer and choreographer Rasta Thomas, who moves the audience worldwide into enthusiasm with his spectacular show „Rock the Ballet“ since his debut in the St. Pauli Theater three years ago, gives the tapdance new life. His dancers once again recall the 1920s, when the legendary Mr. Bill "Bojangels" Robinson virtually reinvented the tapdance. Until the 40s, there was no show or musical film without a prominent tapdance number.
Now a dance revolution stands once more in the house: The young stepper reach back on the technology of the tallness of the genre like Gregory Hines or Savion Glover, however, they mix with new elements. Together with a soundtrack from old and new hits and an innovative videotechnology, a breathtaking scenery emerges.
Rasta Thomas company ”Bad Boys of Dance“, the ensemble from enthusiastic dancers, with spectacular solos pay homage to the legendary stars. With new show elements and trendy music - including rock, pop and rap – it is clear of that this American art form has arrived in the 21st century.
This comes a new interpretation of tapdance - humorous and sexy, full of grace and, nevertheless with full power – something which dance enthusiasts as well as the internet generation can enjoy.