TITLE: Buckets, Tap Shoes, and Smaller Places
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: October 13, 2014 1:43 PM
I was in St. Paul this weekend to visit my younger daughter for
the first time since she started college six weeks ago. (It is
hard to believe I dropped my older daughter off at school for
the first time
three years ago.)
Friday night, my daughter treated us to a performance by
Buckets and Tap Shoes.
The group blended dance, music, and seductive showmanship to
create a show that kept me bouncing in rhythm for two hours.
The dance and music were heavy on tap and drums, which let the
performers play with rhythms. They also interacted with the
crowd throughout the show, which set them up for an encore
finale with twenty or more audience members on stage drumming,
dancing, and generally into the rhythm. Impressive.
We like her school, and the Highland Park neighborhood is
quite nice, but the Twin Cities are too big and busy for my
tastes. I'm glad to live where I live.