Start November right and listen to the Cartier Williams talking about his passion : tap dance.
The approach in the video of this week is everything but traditional.
Even though Caleb Teicher describes it as being inspired by clogging, flatfooting and tap dance, the choice of the music (electro), the bias of setting up the sound of the soft shoes at the same level as the music (even a little below sometimes) and the surprising footwork and moves of the dancers combined with a camera always in motion, often closed-up on the feet leads to an astounishing result where the feet of the dancers seem to be conscious living beings, leading the whole body.
Shot by Kurt Csolak
Choreographed and Edited by Caleb Teicher
Danced by Caleb Teicher and Elizabeth Burke
Song: "Garden" by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
There is no need to introduce the choreographer nor the performers of the video of this week. If you don't know someone in what's following, you missed a major part of what happened in the tap world for the last decade and need to consider spending a few hours viewing videos and reading articles on the web as an update.
Even though the video is not recent (2012), here is an excerpt of Jason Samuels Smith's "Charlie's Angels" in a virile interpretation of transcripted Charlie Parker's tunes performed by Chloe Arnold, Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards at "The Kitchen" (NY).