Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dude! Sci-Fi, Tap Dancing and Opera

I wonder how cheesy this is going to be? If it's going to be ass awful or a rare gem. In any case, it sounds like a bad episode of The Outer Limits. If anyone catches this, let me know.

Windy City Times: Dancin’ Feats
Changes: A Science Fiction Tap Opera, presented by Chicago Tap Theatre July 7-30, at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio 3, and danced to the music of David Bowie. Told through the medium of tap, Changes is a world premiere sci-fi story that starts with Bowie’s “Ground Control to Major Tom” and then rockets to an alien planet ruled by an egotistical leader. Major Tom foments an uprising among the downtrodden locals, for which he is thrown in a prison and tortured. Explains Chicago Tap Theatre artistic director Mark Yonally, “While I didn’t intentionally set out to create a show with political overtones, I think it’s impossible not to be influenced by what’s happening in our culture right now.” Yonally believes that delving into tap dance’s conceptual and narrative possibilities remains relatively unexplored. “When I founded the company I knew that audiences love being told a story and that tap dance could serve as a rich and dynamic way to propel a plot,” he says.
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