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'Burn The Floor' Summer At The Shaftesbury.

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'Burn The Floor' Summer At The Shaftesbury.

'Burn The Floor' Summer At The Shaftesbury.


Latin and Ballroom dance show Burn the Floor opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre 26 July 2010, following previews from 21 July - running to 4 Sep 2010.

Features guest dancers Brian Fortuna, best known for his performances on two series of Strictly Come Dancing, and former The Bill and Hollyoaks actress, Ali Bastian.

The company also features 20 international dancers from around the globe ó Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Australia, Malaysia, Venezuela and the U.S. and includes Australian Ballroom and World Latin American champions. The dancers, who collectively hold more than 100 dance titles.

Cheoreography by Jason Gilkison.

The show was first conceived as a special performance at Sir Elton John's 50th birthday celebration in 1997. Two years later, the show made its world premiere in the UK before touring the world, including Broadway.

"From NYCís Harlem, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage, BURN THE FLOOR takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance. The elegance of the Viennese Waltz, the exuberance of the Jive, the intensity of the Paso Doble - audiences will experience them all, as well as the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Quickstep, and Swing."

'Burn The Floor' Summer At The Shaftesbury.

'Burn The Floor' Summer At The Shaftesbury.
Updated On: 4/19/10 at 08:26 AM
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Interestingly Brian Fortuna and Ali Bastion have been confirmed for this, he is meant to be doing the Strictly theatre tour....
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'Interestingly Brian Fortuna and Ali Bastion have been confirmed for this, he is meant to be doing the Strictly theatre tour....'

But it said on Whatsonstage that they were only making guest appearances; therefore guessing it's when they're not on the SCD tour... may I say is this really the best they come up with to fill theatres?? First 'Gumpy Old Women: Live 2' (which I love the show but a run in London - till June? - is a bit much) and now this!! Theres some fab new material out there, get some new stuff in for limited seasons PLEASE!!!
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All the great shows we could get from Broadway and we get this
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
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Its just come from an extended run on Broadway!

The problem with fillers is that they are very expensive to get up and running for the limited seasons they normally get. Producers are very reluctant to fork out the rents that most West End theatres would want for a short run.
Even shows that are touring at this moment (the list is endless!) are difficult to set up for a full West End run.
If this wasn't the case there would far more wonderful fillers gracing our stages between full runs.

Thankfully London has never had the ridiculous situation that New York suffers when when a show closes on Broadway that theatre can be dark for up to a year before the next production coms in even with shows lining up!
Updated On: 4/19/10 at 09:47 AM