20November2017

Entertainment Theatre Burn The Floor at Artscape

Burn The Floor at Artscape

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This is the show that revolutionised the image of dance - which then launched many reality dance shows including So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Superstars of Dance, that audiences have grown to love.

The energetic production was originally designed as a special performance in 1997 at 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, legendary 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. The current company boasts performers from 10 countries with more than 100 Championship Dance titles between them. These include winners and finalists from So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Superstars of Dance.

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, the show’s creator.  Ballroom dancing has been around for years, but Burn The Floor, the theatrical ballroom dance show, is anything but old school.  Burn The Floor labels itself as “Ballroom Reinvented.”

Filled from start to finish with spellbinding numbers in ballroom dance  styles ranging from the Waltz, Cha-Cha, Samba, Salsa, Rumba, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Mambo, Tango, Swing, Jive, Lindy Hop, Viennese Waltz, and Paso Doble, Burn The Floor is “like ballroom dancing super charged.  It’s the incredible art form of ballroom dance combined with rock and roll,” adds Medcalf.

South African champion dancer, Keoikantse Motsepe, has since joined Burn The Floor, ready to wow local audiences as a fully-fledged member of this international dance sensation for the very first time.

Tickets for the Cape Town season are priced from R125 and are on sale through Artscape Dial-A-Seat 021 421 7695 and Computicket outlets