Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now (4 stars)

This article is from 2012

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now

Hugely impressive dance and music collaboration

Rhythmic Circus are a group of friends who hail mainly from Minnesota, and their strong, close connection is one of the things that makes Feet Don’t Fail Me Now so enjoyable, right from the outset.

The quartet of four hugely impressive tap dancers is centre-stage, but throughout, the percussive clatter is complemented and reinforced by an incredibly tight R&B band.

Everyone on stage is given a solo spot, most prominently Aaron ‘Heatbox’ Heaton, whose beat-boxing virtuosity has to be heard to be believed, but there’s a lovely sense of camaraderie among the 11-strong ensemble that doesn’t take long to infect the audience.

Highlights include a kind of beatboxing/hoofing battle and a military band pastiche in full Sgt. Pepper regalia. You may try to resist but the ‘Boogie Monster’ is gonna get you, and even the biggest grump in the audience will end up leaving with a huge smile all over their face.

Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 20), 3.40pm, £15–£17 (£13–£15).

Feet Don't Fail Me Now!

Rhythmic Circus - Feet Don't Fail Me Now!

  • 4 stars

Broadway-bound Rhythmic Circus has quickly risen from an underground percussive dance phenomenon to an innovative live performance company known for transforming their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm. All ages. Rhythmic Circus.

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