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a modern tale told through tap dancing, music, acting, singing
Pierre Lavirelle, a young and ambitious tap dance artist arrives on Broadway.
His goal: become a star adulated by the crowds.
The story would like to recount that Pierre does not succeed and that
suffering from failure he is lead to discover the "real"
values of life.
But no, he succeeds. He becomes a reference on Broadway. He is nicknamed
the "King of Swing" ... he has fulfilled his ambition.
And then? Well, nothing. Nothing but triumph that is, and the years that go by.
Oh yes… there’s also a pet bird that he feeds every evening after the show…
This duo is on the "Le chant de l'équinoxe" track of the jazz é-tap CD.
length of time: 1h
It is possible to perform this show as a piano-tap dancing duet,
without the theatrical part.
tap dance, pantomime, acting, singing, choreography: Laurent
Bortolotti - Lausanne, Switzerland
piano, composition: Jean-Yves
Poupin - Geneva, Switzerland (2006 - 2011) / Guillaume
Martineau - Montreal, Canada (since 2013)
/ Léo Chevalley (since 2017)
staging: Jean-Daniel Uldry - Lausanne, Switzerland (2006) / Magali
Tosato - Lausanne, Switzerland (2008) / Inez
Cierna - Lausanne, Switzerland (2007, 2010) / Laurent
Bortolotti - Lausanne, Switzerland (since 2013)