Tap Dogs Rebooted, Sadler's Wells, London
By John Percival for The Independent
For these guys to call themselves Tap Dogs is an almost criminal understatement. To tap something is to hit it lightly, and they would not know the word lightly if it came up and bludgeoned them. What they do is so heavy, so aggressive, that it needs a new name. Crash dancing, bang dancing, wallop dancing.
The "dogs" bit of their title is apt enough, however, because they do sit up and beg for applause, at the end of every number and rather often in the middle too. click for more
************************** Tap Dogs Rebooted
By Donald Hutera for The Times
SLICKER, longer and louder than ever, Australia’s testosterone-driven percussive dance phenomenon has resurfaced with one new wrinkle. In Tap Dogs Rebooted, women have entered the loosely imagined building-site domain occupied by men only since the show’s 1995 premiere.
In truth, the distaff presence doesn’t make a huge difference. The creator Dein Perry’s production is still an aggressively entertaining event carried along by rock-concert lighting, a chest-beating soundtrack and a pumped-up sense of “Top this!” camaraderie. click for more