Fashion of Philly: My Show Review

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Show Review


Have you gotten a chance to check out any shows during PIFA? Fortunately, I've been able to check out two. The first one was Dance Space featuring tap dance sensation Savion Glover, but in all honesty I wasn't that blown away. I don't know if I had different expectations, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. The performance was about an hour or so, which is fine because I wasn't expecting him to dance longer then that. The stage was very dark with a platform reaching about half the height of the stage. To give the illusion that he was floating in space, optical stars covered the platform and the background. I think the stage design was thoughtful, but I don't think they thought much about the audience. If you had floor seats, like we did, about half way from the stage or closer, than you weren't able to see his feet and for a tap dance performance that's really what you come to see. Maybe if they switched things up during the middle of the show and he performed on the stage, things may have been different. So I give this one 2 out of 5 stars.

Photos from Instagram.com/FashionofPhilly
The second performance I got to see was during the PIFA Gala and was by William Close & the Earth Harp Collective. This performance was extraordinary! I loved everything about! The sights, the sounds, and most of all the instruments. Many of which were created by William Close himself. The main instrument, the Earth Harp, is something you have to see to believe. The Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center became part of the instrument as the strings stretched across the audience. Each song performed was so captivating and beautiful. It wasn't until I got home and searched them online, that I noticed they were on America's Got Talent and even though they didn't win, they finished in third place. Clearly I rate this performance 5 out of 5 stars! Make sure you check out the video below and their site WilliamandtheEarthHarp.com to see more about William Close and the unique instruments.

Haven't you gotten a chance to participate in any of the PIFA events? If so, which ones? For more information on PIFA and to get information on upcoming shows, visit PIFA.org.

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