Oz in the News 2.13.16

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Tapping Through Oz  At a Yale Taps show, sight and sound combine to create a lighthearted display. Against an ethereal, multicolored background, the tappers play with silhouette and let their feet loose. Their 21st annual show, “The Tappers of Oz,” consists of a mix of dance vignettes and an interspersed storyline based around the quintessential tale of misfits following the yellow brick road. Upon encountering the Wizard-turned-DJ Action, the dancers engaged with the audience by asking them to identify songs they tapped out with their feet. Those who guessed correctly received a candy treat. With each correct guess, Dorothy and her crew got one tap closer to getting home to Toad’s. The finale hit the audience full force with sounds and visuals; the soundtrack consisted of a mashup of songs from “The Wiz,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “Wicked.” The entire company, separated into different groups by costume, came onstage in a whirlwind of cloth and tapping feet. Their smiles, especially those of the beginners, lit up the room.

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