Stage Review

Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk

Details Lead Performances: Sean Connery and Dennis Quaid; Writer: Charles Edward Pogue; Director: Rob Cohen; Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy

Director George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover, Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk's 22-year-old choreographer-star, reclaim tap as a black art form in an explosive and bravely literal-minded chronicle of the genre's history from slavery to the present. The music is beautiful and the dancing exuberant, but Funk is serious business, with vicious, funny send-ups of Uncle Tomism in Hollywood. A

Originally posted Jun 14, 1996 Published in issue #331 Jun 14, 1996 Order article reprints