Charlie’s Angels Choreographed and Art Directed by Jason Samuels Smith. From left: Michelle Dorrance, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Chloe Arnold, The Kitchen, Saturday October 24, 2009, Chelsea, NYINSIDE SLIDE!
Emmy award winning choreographer and master in the art form of Tap Dance, Jason Samuels Smith brought a slam of dazzle, glide, flip, flop, flea hop and every other virtuoso tap move in between to The Kitchen with his New York premiere of Charlie’s Angels.  Curated by Rashida Bumbray, Samuels Smith got together three of the best Tap Dancers in the world: Michelle Dorrance, Doremeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Chloe Arnold and in his words “sent them on a mission to play Charlie Parker’s music note for note with their feet...interpreting the sophisticated style called Bebop as only Parker could create it.”  In so doing he and his talented collaborators resurrected with amazing flair two once-popular styles: Tap Dance and Bebop.  The show was polished-up with lighting by Sue Samuels, glamorous costumes by Gingie McLeod, spoken word by Craig 'muMs' Grant, with sultry musical interludes played by the crowd-pleasing saxophonist, Stacy Dillard. The dancers performed 16 sections, mostly trios, in rapid-fire velocity and in less than an hour left the audience completely wowed with some hollering yo,yo, yay, yay, you work, girl!  

Emmy Award Winning Choreographer and Tap Dance Virtuoso, Jason Samuels Smith Charlie’s Angels performers: (l) Michelle Dorrance, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Stacy Dillard and Chloe Arnold, The Kitchen, October 24, 2009



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