TAP DOGS returns! Stronger, faster, louder and more outrageous than ever before, it’s the same hard stomping, tough, pulsating dance machine but it’s re-energised, re-vitalised and bursting with the sexy, rough and ready appeal exclusive to the “Dogs”.
"PARDON THE PREPOSTEROUS AND RAUCOUS ANALOGY, BUT THIS SHOW CAN ONLY BE LIKENED TO AN HOUR-AND-A-HALF OF THE BEST SEX IMAGINABLE…!!!!!!" The Star
They are still the hottest male tap dancers found South of the equator and there’s the added ingredient of a few stunning female forms alongside the energetic male tappers.
This unique tap dance show played to sell-out crowds in South Africa in 2009 and is set take the country by storm again in 2013 with its ever popular explosion of 80 minutes of non-stop dance that combines the strength and power of workmen with the precision and talent of tap dancing and with gorgeous female drummers on either side of the set!
Presented by Showtime Management in association with DSTV and JacarandaFM, TAP DOGS opens at the Teatro at Montecasino, on 12 February 2013.
TAP DOGS is set on a construction site in the “steel” town of Newcastle, just north of Sydney, Australia. The adrenalin pumped cast injects raw power and passion to present the ultimate visual dance spectacular, as they jump through scaffolding to the beat of their own drum. Upside down or even on water the TAP DOGS bring the entire space alive with their awe-inspiring mix of dance, music and performance! It’s a show that absolutely everyone will enjoy!
The tapping feet of this internationally acclaimed dance sensation has reverberated around the world in 330 cities; in 37 countries and has been seen by more than 11 million people! Audiences and critics across the continents unanimously rave! “Part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site” says the BBC. While The Times asks, “Who says real men can’t dance? Guaranteed good time entertainment” and Time Out rates TAP DOGS the “Hottest show on legs”.
The adrenalin pumped touring cast includes the best tap dancers from around the world. Leading the pack is Sheldon Perry (brother of Tap Dogs, creator Dein Perry) along with fellow Australians Matthew Papa, Nathaniel Hancock, Jesse Rasmussen and from the US Anthony Russo and Richard Miller. In addition to the macho line-up, TAP DOGS now has two beautiful female percussionists, Cat Hunter and Lyndsay Evans joining the testosterone fuelled action on stage.
Created by Olivier Award winning choreographer Dein Perry, this internationally acclaimed dance sensation has stomped, beaten, tapped and blown audiences away across the globe since its Sydney Festival debut in 1995. Appearances at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and a feature movie entitled “Bootmen” has lead to enormous fame and popularity the world over resulting in continuous global touring. There’s no doubt, TAP DOGS is a “howling” success.
TAP DOGS is directed and designed by Nigel Triffitt, and has won 11 major international awards, including an Olivier for Best Choreography, a Pegasus Award at the Spoleto Festival in Italy and an Obie in New York. This production will be staged by the entire original creative team with music by Andrew Wilkie and lighting by Gavin Norris.
Combining high-energy dance, theatrical performance and live music, TAP DOGS is a show not to be missed so kick-start 2013 with an 80-minute adrenaline rush!
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Dein Perry, Creator of Tap Dogs to visit SA - 25 January 2013