ABOUT THE SHOW
Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky
costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with FEET DON'T FAIL ME
NOW!. "Heatbox" the human beatbox, joins the swingin' seven-piece funk band to
accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain. It's easy to see
why the this troupe was a 2012 winner of the Edinburgh Festival "Spirit of the Fringe"
Award. In this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive
dance, you'll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat!
FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW! premiered in August 2008 at the Ritz Theatre in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, when the group's dancers and founders joined forces with the seven Twin
Cities' heavyweight musicians. Together, they integrated an inventive style of rapid-fire
tap with a variety of musical genres to create a show that presents a wildly creative
view into the indomitable power of the human spirit. The show's brilliance has been
marked by rave reviews, sold-out engagements and numerous awards, including two
SAGE Awards for Outstanding Ensemble and Performance, a Spirit of the Fringe Award
(Edinburgh Festival Fringe's top theatrical award), two Upper Midwest Emmy’s and
being named "Best Dance Performance" by Minneapolis' City Pages.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Rhythmic Circus is a troupe of internationally renowned artists. Since their early start at
a small theatre in northeast Minneapolis, they have grown into an international
sensation touring to over 100 cities worldwide.
Although the company’s official inception was in 2007, the troupe's core members have
been choreographing and performing together since 2000. No stranger to the spotlight,
they were featured on Twin City Public Television's MN Original, collaborated with Vocal
Essence in Witness: A Tribute to Duke Ellington at the Ordway Performing Arts Center
and appeared in the Crash Bang Boom! Festival at the Minnesota Orchestra Hall.
The company’s repute goes well beyond the sum of the dancer's talents; themed
pieces include costume changes and musical segues that highlight the funky styling of
a seven-piece band. With their combined and highly integrated talents, the dancers
and musicians are known for leaving audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.
"They bring the furious funk...and tap their way into everyone's hearts!"
"Fast, furious footwork!"
-NEW YORK TIMES
"A family-friendly tap extravaganza!"
-NEW YORK POST