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Friday, May 07, 2010

Denis the Tap Dancing Painter

Last night, as I was heading home from Shinjuku, I saw Denis, a tap dancing painter. I can assure you that it's not really a common sight in Shinjuku. The guy had a lot of showmanship and had attracted a large crowd of people during his performance.

Tap dancing painter Denis performs with flourish

Tap dancing painter Denis paints

I shot a video of him in action too.

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Thankfully, he was able to complete both the dance and the painting just in time before the police came.

Cops approach Denis the tap dancing painter

With that, he ended his performance with a flourish.

Tap dancing Denis speaks to the crowd

Tap dancing painter Denis ends his performance

This was his painting.

Tap dancing painter Denis' painting

I went to speak to him as he was packing his stuff, mostly to ask him name because I didn't catch it before that. He was a nice guy, gave me his card too.

You can visit his website here. Hasn't been updated much though.