Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Feet Don't Fail Me Now at The New Victory Theater

Last weekend, Aiden and I headed to The New Victory Theater to check out a show that makes me want to dust off my jazz and tap shoes from 15 years ago and get moving! 

Feet Don't Fail Me Now is, in a word, mesmerizing. It's like street hip-hop meets Savion Glover's level of tap dancing awesomeness. The dance movements are so organic and so smooth, so clearly choreographed and orchestrated to perfection! "Heatbox," the human beat box joins the hoofers and their collaboration is amazing. There is so much chemistry amongst the performers that it makes the show run seamlessly from one number to the next.

The show is 6o minute with no intermission. And at the end of the show, I was all like, "That's it!" I wanted more. I needed more. The show is so dope that it leaves you so satisfied, yet wanting so much more that you dance as you leave the theater... and all the way home.
Aiden was engaged the entire time! He was either sitting still and focused on the greatness on stage (Battle), or sitting at the edge of his seat and attempting to dance along with the performers (Study Hall).

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The mixture of jazz, percussion, salsa, and hip-hop is so soulful and so joyous. What I loved the most is that the show is inspiring. It inspires the audience to get up and get moving. To dance. To reach for their goals. To never stop. 

In fact, at the end of the show, during the closing lines, one of the talented dancers, Ricci, says,
"When you lose the joy in your heart, when you lose the smile on your face, when you lose the bounce in your step... never stop believing! Keep dancing. Look down at your shoes and say, 'Feet... Don't... Fail Me Now!'"
 I couldn't agree more!
And never could Aiden. He walked out the theater dancing and singing
Fail me now. 
Feet don't fail me now!

And I walked out bopping to his beat. It was, in a word, perfection. 
Feet Don't Fail Me Now will be running at The New Victory Theater until December 1, 2013. Tickets in the balcony start at just $14. Visit the website for more information or to purchase your tickets. 
{Disclaimer: I received tickets to the show in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.}

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