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Tap Dogs to leave dents at the Vilar

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Special to the Daily Tap Dogs turn an industrial set into a tap dancing extravaganza.
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BEAVER CREEK – Australian choreographer Dein Perry’s “Tap Dogs” return to the Vilar Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday to present their award-winning show that turns tap dancing upside down. The dancers are back with a construction-site set and a driving score. Offering entertainment that’s part theater, part dance, part rock concert, part party, the Tap Dogs reinvent tap dance. Tap Dogs’ creator Perry has come a long way from the make-shift dance school in Newcastle, Australia, a steel town north of Sydney, where he and the future Dogs learned how to tap. After six years as an industrial machinist, Perry broke into show business and danced in the long-running Sydney production of “42nd Street.” He decided to create a contemporary show around the themes of his industrial experience and contacted his old tap dancing mates. “Tap Dogs” was an instant hit at the Sydney Theatre Festival in 1995 and was a sensation at the Edinburgh Festival later that year. They have played to standing room only crowds at London’s Sadler’s Wells, tours in Australia and a second West End engagement. Perry earned a “Drama Desk” nomination for “Best Choreography” in New York City and has also received an Obie Award.

Tickets to Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs on Monday at the Vilar Center are $55. For more information, visit http://www.vilarcenter.org or call the box office at 845-TIXS (8497). Not cats allowed

Tap Dogs7:30 p.m. MondayVilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek



For more information, visit http://www.vilarcenter.org or call the box office at 845-TIXS (8497). Vail, Colorado


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