"THELONIOUS" - Tap master Sarah Petronio's personal homage to one of the giants of jazz piano
The American Tap Dance Foundation
"Thelonious" is tap master Sarah Petronio's personal homage to one of the giants of jazz piano, Thelonious Monk. Referred to in the late 1940’s as “The High Priest of Bebop, the Thelonious tribute evening, directed by Sarah Petronio, will feature dancers’ Baakari Wilder, LeeLa Petronio, Tamango Van Cayseele Stanislas, Michela Marino Lerman, Carson Murphy, Daniel Luka & Siobhan Cook.
"Why Monk? Because his identifiable chords, his unique concept of swing, the keen sense of syncopation and space in his music – when to lay out, let somebody else play or just leave it open, was an inspiring influence in my evolution as a jazz tap dancer and choreographer" - Sarah Petronio.
The show unfolds sometime 'round midnight’ in the intimate ambiance of a Parisian apartment where a group of friends meet to listen to, dance and interpret some memorable Monk tunes on the local Paris Jazz Radio Station.