Tap Factory 2023

Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,

7:30pm

Tuesday
7 Feb, 7:30pm
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Overview

TAP FACTORY is an explosive high octane show that merges: PERCUSSIONS, ACROBATICS, HIP HOP, MUSIC, URBAN TAP DANCE & COMEDY. 

 

Take 12 oil barrels, one stepladder, four bins and a bucket. Blend with the breathtaking tap dancing of eight male performers. The result is Tap Factory, a potent cocktail of dance, acrobatics, music and comedy that is a must-see show for all the family.

 

High-energy dance, explosive percussion and awe-inspiring acrobatics collide in dazzling fusion of live music and choreography, as the company give new life to the most ordinary of objects in a show guaranteed to rattle the senses and set your toes tapping.

 

After more than 500 shows on the five continents, Tap Factory is thrilled to come back to UK with this 10th Anniversary Tour!

 

If you love Dance and Physical Theatre, see what else we have coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre this season HERE 

 

 

Watch the trailer for Tap Factory UK HERE.

Show information

START
ACT ONE 45 Mins
INTERVAL 20 mins
ACT TWO 45 Mins
END

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Ticket Prices

£29.50

Andrea Catozzi - Happy

Andrea is a young, self-taught artist who specializes in urban acrobatics, dancing, capoeira, film making, and acting. His style is original, blending capoeira with light, smooth acrobatics, and is known worldwide. He has performed in France, Canada, England, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, and India.

Arnaud Caizegues - Mechanic

Arnaud Aka AcroArno is a french aerialist, acrobat and pole dancer based in Paris, France.During the past 10 years he has worked for companies such as Cirque du Soleil (Love, Kurios), Dragone, The Generating Company, Les Farfadais, Habanera Compagnie etc. In 2016, he decided to leave the show Kurios for which he has done the creation, in order to present this new production at Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris.

Abdoulaye Keita - Sweeper

Abdoulaye Keita Aka Babou Flex. Dancer Contortionist from Guinea, Abdoulaye was a finalist of " France has an Incredible talent". He performed in the Mugler Folies show in Paris and also lately at the Crazy Horse Paris. He was the winner of the Experimental category at Juste Debout 2017.

Jeremie Chapagne - Newby

Jérémie has been practicing tap dance, piano, acrobatics, since the age of 7. He has performed in many shows in Paris such as "Zazou", "Le Petit Chose", "La Petite Fille aux Allumettes", "Amnésia" and on tour with "Clak son", "Box son", "The Camut Band" and "Djellaba Groove". He was a finalist on “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” in France, and has choreographed the latest video clip “Groupies” for the internationally well-known DJ Bob Sinclar.

Karim Torqui - Foreman

Born in Algeria, after musical studies, he joined the National Symphony Orchestra of Modern Algeria and Algerian Radio Orchestra. In France, he has been a drummer for various singers and groups and has participated in numerous festivals around the world (Baaziz, Faudel, Orchestre National de Barbés, Djalti, Cheikh Sidi Bémol, Binobin, Mardi Brass Band, Hocine Lasnami, Cheb Bilal, Malik Belili, Hamid el Hadri, Maya Shane, Triana d'Alger, Cheb Abdou, Suad Asla, Asna el Becharia).

Lee Meadows - Grumpy

After working with Carnival Cruise lines, Lee went on to perform in Sinatra The Musical (UK Tour) playing the part of Frank Sinatra and performing the Featured Tap Solo, On The Town (West End), Paradise Moscow and Don Carlos (UK Tour for Opera North), and London Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012. Other tap credits include Tap Dogs (Europe), Extreme Tap (Austria), lead tapper in Tap Dance Fever (Uk, Canada, South Africa) and Swingtime Radio (UK Tour) as tap choreographer

Louya Kounkou - Big Joe

At 23, Louya joined the Alvin Ailey School in New York. Subsequently he worked with various choreographers. The RAF Crew invites him to join them for part of the tour RAF CITI'Z. His career as a musician takes the professional form in 2013 when he was hired as a flutist, backing vocalist and dancer by Olivia Ruiz ("The calm and the storm"). He then spotted by Christophe Mae, along which he toured France on stage since June 2013 as a chorister and Tap Dancer on the tour "I want to Happiness".

Aboulaye Keita - Sweeper

Abdoulaye Keita Aka Babou Flex. Dancer Contortionist from Guinea, Abdoulaye was a finalist of " France has an Incredible talent". He performed in the Mugler Folies show in Paris and also lately at the Crazy Horse Paris. He was the winner of the Experimental category at Juste Debout 2017.

Reviews

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A BREATHTAKING, SHOWSTOPPING, SENSATION OF A SHOW !

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THE INVENTIVENESS IS INCREDIBLE

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Tap Factory 2023