Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tap Dancing: Taika and Shoko

Taika and Shoko tap dancing

Interview with Taika and Shoko

Artists: Taika and Shoko
Medium: Tap Dance
Location: 42nd Street Station on the downtown Q platform

Taika and Shoko hail from Japan. Here to learn tap dancing at various studios around the area they came to NYC for the “good teacher[s] and good culture.” The pair tap dance in the subway for practice in front of an audience and, Taika remarks, “the studio is, like, boring.” Both started tap dancing for fun and now they are serious about turning their passion into profession.

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Taika and Shoko’s influences – “All tap dancers” but especially Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Derrick Grant, Jason Samuel Smith, Jimmy Slyde, Bunny Briggs
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1 comment:

illdielaughing said...

i saw these guys two days ago at unioon square and i was in awe, they're awesome and i want to see them perform again!