Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” Samuel Beckett

This is one of the sentences that bumped up on my attention during the performance of James Devine in TAPEIRE, a show currently performed in Broadway Area in NY.
Tapeire comes in from a quartet of dance, fiddle, percussion and electric harp, all “driven by rhythm”. They exploire together the rich sounds of Celtic culture past, present and future.
It’s a new style called “Celtic Tap”.

Going back to the show, Tapeire takes the twin worlds of Irish dance and tap and blends them into one dynamic form. Charting the history of Irish dance via film backdrop, it travels from the old culture through Ireland’s 17th century “dancing masters”, to the 1980 competitions and modern shows, and finally end with a freestyle jam session, during which the artist see where their hands and feet can take them.
It’s pure rhythm ans sound. Starting form the first second to the last one…it keep you alive on your seat. Innovative and creative, it’s a good occasion to appreciate the talent of these artists.

As a final note, James Devine (creator, director choreographer and main dancer) is the Guinnes World Record holder for Fastest Dancer in the World executing an astonishing 38 taps per second!!! See to believe it!!!
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