Filling Debi's shoes
Angel and Debi have consistently mesmerized me whenever I have watched them perform, and in my mind they have come to be inseparable, in much the way one always thinks of Roy Rogers and Trigger, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Batman and Robin, or perhaps Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh -- that is, as teams or duos rather than as separate individuals. This was taken at the semiannual Fred Astaire showcase event at the Mesa Arts Center. I was a little disappointed a couple of days previously to learn from Debi herself that she would not be performing at this event, but as it turned out, Angel did. I do not know the young lady shown here, but I believe she is one of his students. Very few people can match Debi for dancing skill, but this student managed to come pretty close, and my hat is off to her. She did very well indeed!
(Explore #418, 8/11/09)