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 Post subject: Tap Dogs
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2001 3:59 pm 
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Image <P>'Tap Dogs - Who let the dogs out? The stomping Australian show Tap Dogs returns to Sadler's Wells with their celebration of the working man. With 700 now dancing around the globe, the man who invented them keeps marketing the myth,' by Peter Conrad.<P> <A HREF="http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,436270,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,436270,00.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Tap Dogs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2001 1:06 pm 
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Donald Hutera has a very jolly time at 'TapDogs'.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>WHO says real men can’t dance? The existence of Tap Dogs will set any doubters straight. Clad in boots, jeans and flannel shirts, the six young blokes who pound their way through this Australian dance phenomenon are meant to appear as male and matey as they come.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><BR> <A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-85850,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-85850,00.html</A> <P><BR>Judith Mackrell thinks it good, but that any longer than 75 minutes would become tedious very quickly.<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The tap style which the dancers favour is also heavy duty. Though it's partly an illusion created by the amplification of the floor, the muscular heft of the dancers and the heavy percussion of the music, it seems that every step bears down hard into the ground. Compared to Astaire, who could seem as light as a water boatman, his witty feet splintering the dance phrase into staccato beats, these guys are all drum and bass.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4136446,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4136446,00.html</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited February 17, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Tap Dogs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2001 9:49 am 
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'Tap dogs no longer top dogs.' by RUPERT CHRISTIANSEN for the Mail on Sunday, who is not impressed. I think it's a bit beneath him.<P> <A HREF="http://www.femail.co.uk/pages/standard/article.html?in_article_id=24542&in_page_id=112" TARGET=_blank>http://www.femail.co.uk/pages/standard/article.html?in_article_<BR>id=24542&in_page_id=112</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited February 21, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Tap Dogs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2001 4:30 pm 
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I saw 'Tapdogs' yesterday and it's a fine piece of popular dance entertainment with plenty of verve and some pretty neat tap work as well as industrial heavyweight stomping. The varying set, lighting and humour all help to prevent boredom setting in, though 75 minutes is the limit, even when the last 15 minutes involve dancing in water and lots of it. In this respect it contrasts with the show from 2 years ago, 'Cool Beat, Urban Heat' which juxtaposed hip-hop with tap to retain our interest.<P>James Doubtfire was the most impressive of the dancers and appropriately took the lead role as the Foreman. He is able to tap out remarkably quick steps without using his head and body to balance as his colleagues do and this made his performance more centred and pleasing.<P>Compared with the disappointing Flamenco-fusion 'Pura Pasion', which I saw the night before, 'Tap Dogs' works well. It provides an accessible dance experience that shows newcomers the fun that can be had with dance. I had a silly grin on my face the whole time. <P><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited July 21, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Tap Dogs
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2001 11:17 pm 
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<B>Girls will be girls and boys will be ballerinas</B><P>Sue Arnold in The Independent says, <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Six men tap dancing on a building site for 75 minutes without a break is 60 minutes too long.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=84534" TARGET=_blank><B>more....</B></A><P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by PressUK (edited July 21, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Tap Dogs
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:31 pm 
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Ah you see this obviously appeals moere to wome of a certain age (20's and 30's to be precise. Two of my friends have just been to see it and apart from being spellbound by the dancing were also very taken with a couple of the young men - to put it poilitely!


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 Post subject: Re: Tap Dogs
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2001 6:09 am 
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Oh, do put it impolitely Joanne! <P>This gentleman of a certain age also enjoyed it without being taken with any of the young men.<p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited July 22, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Tap Dogs
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2001 9:18 am 
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Oh I think they would have enjoyed the dancing anyway - but the fact that they thought the guys were "phwoar" helped the evening along somwehat!


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Dein Perry's Tap Dogs
by HILARY CRAMPTON for the Age

This show still looks fresh and inventive 10 years after it first saw the light, suggesting it has that combination of integrity, invention and artistry that are the hallmarks of a classic.

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