New York City is known for hosting its share of galas and events and a celebration of shoes recently at New York City Center fit the city's party reputation. Dancers from every style and genre came together to celebrate the 125th anniversary of dance shoe company Capezio. ShoesTV has all the details.
We all know how important shoes are to dancers--there is a different shoe for every style of dance. From pointe shoes to tap shoes to jazz shoes and everything in between, Capezio shoes has been providing dancers with every shoe they need for the past 125 years.
Dancers from every genre show their skills in Capezio shoes.
Started in 1887 by 17 year-old Salvatore Capezio, Capezio shoes has grown from a small shop on Broadway and 39th street in New York City to a worldwide brand in dancing and theatre footwear.
Dancers from every genre shared their love of Capezio shoes on Monday night. The Rockettes did a number in black sequins to introduce the legendary Tommy Tune, who showed off his dancing skills in a pair of red shiny Capezio tap shoes. He was later presented with 61st Capezio Dance Award.
The Rockettes dance in Capezio shoes and introduce dance legend Tommy Tune.
The night featured ballet numbers from the American Ballet Theatre duo Misty Copeland and Jared Matthews. Nicole Graniero and Craig Salstein – also from the American Ballet Theatre danced to “Falling Slowly”, a song from the movie “Once”. Other performances included a hip-hop number by Mr. Wiggles, a song-and-tap number by Noah Racey and Jeffry Denman called “Educate Your Feet”, and many more.
We would have loved to be there to experience the celebration of Capezio shoes. Maybe we’ll get to be there for the next celebration.