Dein Perry’s TAP DOGS , Designed and Directed by Nigel Triffitt, opens the 2001-2002 University Arts Series on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the WVU Creative Arts Center Concert Theatre.

Olivier Award-winning choreographer Dein Perry, designer/director Nigel Triffitt and composer Andrew Wilkie combine talents to create 90 minutes of rough, tough, rocking theatrical entertainment in this must-see performance.

In the innovative style of STOMP , TAP DOGS , winner of 11 international awards, delivers nonstop tap dancing through a flexible construction-site setting that is built by the six performers as the show unfolds. These six men from Australia perform on nearly every surface imaginable.The cleats on their workboots define percussive rhythms, with each amplified step reverberating like a mechanical hammer, rivet or drill.

The London Daily Mail raves,”TAP DOGS is high-octane energy, pulverizing rhythms and resounding industrial tap dancing!”

Tickets, $26 for WVU students and $32 for the general public, are on sale now at the Mountainlair and CAC Box Offices, all Ticketmaster outlets and on-line at charge by phone, call 293-SHOW or 292-0220.Group rates are available at 293-SHOW.For more information, call 293-SHOW or visit WVU Arts&Entertainment on the Web at