Tuesday, 19 February 2013

'Tapper-ific' Tap Dogs

Last week Thursday I went to watch Tap Dogs at the Teatro at Montecasino and what starts out to be a 'normal' Tap Dancing Show turned out to be one of the most incredible and mind-blowing productions I had ever seen in my life! ...

The skills that the 6 Dancers display on stage is totally OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD and the synchronisation between them is so ridiculous you wonder wether the dancer's are human or machine's programmed to do moves at specific moments.

The use of the stage and the props were absolutely unique and the stage-transformations were all incorporated into the routine smoothly.

One of my (many) favourite moments in the show ♥
Without giving too much away, all I can is that this is definitely a show you don't want to miss out on! And Gents, don't think it's only for the ladies ... the show is rather 'macho', and can be easily enjoyed by anyone.

Some Facts about the Tap Dogs
Some History:
  • Now more than 18 years since its conception, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs is still taking the world by storm.  
  • Australian-born creator and choreographer, Dein Perry, has come a long way from the garage behind his dance teacher’s house in Newcastle where, as a young boy, he and the “Dogs” learnt how to tap. 
  • The Tap Dogs made their world premiere in January 1995 at the Sydney Theatre Festival where Back Row’s founders Peter Holmes à Court and Liz Koops first witnessed the revolutionary show. The success was infectious!
  • The story of the Tap Dogs has even been immortalised by Hollywood in the movie BOOTMEN, directed by Dein Perry
  • The show has since toured continuously throughout the world with performances in over 330 cities, across 37 countries, on 6 continents, with up to 4 companies touring at any one time, boasting an audience of 12 million people!!
  • A worldwide television audience of 3.4 billion people saw 1,000 Tap Dog performers appear in the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. 

About the Tap Dogs Show:
  • Tap Dogs is set on a construction site in the steel work’s town of Newcastle just north of Sydney. 
  • There are 8 members of the Tap Dogs team: 6 dancers and 2 musicians. 
  • The show is part theatre, part rock concert, part construction site and it combines the strength and power of workmen with the precision and talent of tap dancing. 
  • Performing against all challenges – whether in water, upside-down or jumping through scaffolding – the Tap Dogs bring the steel works to life in a fast-paced, unstoppable spectacular that everybody will enjoy. 
  • The show is fit for the whole family with an awe-inspiring mix of dance, music and performance in a full-scale stage show production. 
  • The show is considered Australia’s most successful theatrical export. 
  • Tap Dogs is an 80 minute show performed without an intermission. 

So, what are you waiting for? BOOK NOW at Computicket centers, visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 813 9000. Ticket prices range from R 100 to R300. 

All photos taken by Ralf-Brinkhoff

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