Ready for something new and different than your typical theatrical fare? If so, check out DPAC's Tap Dogs, a thrilling and super-limited evening of entertainment, onstage now. This production, which is created, directed, and fantastically choreographed by Dein Perry, is a whole lot of foot-stamping fun.
Featuring a crew of eight male dancers and two female drummers set high atop the stage, this performance features all of the heart-pounding, rhythmic fun of Stomp. But, instead of being overly reliant on props, this production is all about dance and skill, making it truly astounding to take in.
Of course, that’s not to say that there aren’t some props involved as the dancers slide, step, and swing their way to pure entertainment delight. Clever uses of basketballs, light, and even water play out in this 90 minute breezer, in which time passes by all too quickly.
The fun starts with the majority of the dancers hidden behind a screen so that only their powerful feet are visible, effectively highlighting what this production is all about: frenzied, highly-skilled dancing delivered in a way that is both astounding and…well…just super-fun!
Shifting platforms and surfaces, larger-than-life lighting effects, parting panels, and even some cool extras, like upside down dancing and humorous touches, make for an evening of fun for all ages.
And, speaking of fun, the lively cast of this production is not afraid to clown around or add in touches of humor…though how they manage this through the exhausting set is just one of many things to leave viewers in total wonder.
In fact, “wonder” is the perfect word to describe this fun, fast-paced show. Anyone who needs a break from standard stage-plays in favor of some heart-pounding fun should find a lot to love in this incredible and highly-visual spectacle.
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