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Dates: SA State Theatre April 27 – May 15, The Baxter Theatre Cape Town May 19 to June 5, and ends Sibaya Casino June 8 -19th. Book here
Presented by The South African State Theatre and Bernard Jay, Burn The Floor is the show that revolutionised the image of dance, then launching the many television reality dance shows, including So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars.
The amazingly energised production was originally designed as a special performance in 1997 for Sir Elton John’s 50th birthday celebration. At the height of the festivities, a group of sixteen young dancers brought the house down with a ten-minute dance cabaret. After seeing this performance, Australian theatre producer Harley Medcalf had the spark of an idea to build a full stage show around what he had just seen.
From that first moment of inspiration, what would become the international sensation Burn The Floor quickly evolved. Since then, the show has toured in 30 countries and over 160 cities worldwide. It has achieved sold-out seasons on Broadway and in London’s West End.
While the production has no spoken dialogue, it does tell a story, and it brings a whole new meaning to ballroom dancing. “This ain’t your grandma’s ballroom”, says Harley Medcalf. Ballroom dancing has been around for years, but Burn The Floor, the theatrical ballroom dance show, is anything but old school.
This new edition of the show, Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom blows the roof off the theatre! It has the same rebellious spirit as the previous editions, though more daring with a theatrical rock angle – including music from Santana, Janis Joplin, Christina Aguilera and Led Zeppelin.
Burn The Floor has the reputation of being the world’s toughest dance show and the dancers are handpicked to embrace a new Latin American feel. The company of 12 international champion dancers, two singers and two guitarists now includes the extraordinary talent of South African Johannes Radebe, recently the runner-up in TV’s Strictly Come Dancing SA and his partner from Pretoria, Kylee Brown.
The BURN THE FLOOR SA Tour starts in April 2016, at SA State Theatre April 27 – May 15, The Baxter CT May 19 to June 5, and ends Sibaya Casino June 8 -19th.