A HIGH-ENERGY EXPLOSION OF DANCE!
Launched in 1999, Burn the Floor has toured the world ever since, including
turns on Broadway and in the West End. Directed and choreographed by ball-
room dance champion Jason Gilkison, the production is tightly-drilled, fast paced
and newly revised to include dancers Robin Winsor, Kristina Rihanoff and Karen
Hauer, all of Stricly Come Dancing fame. From romantic waltzes to the lindy hop
and the rumba, this show is all about variety.
The dancers whirl through numerous costume changes; from evening wear
to rock chic, the sparkly and daring costumes show off the performers athletic
physiques. Featuring a bandstand, a staircase and giant glitter ball, the simple
set ably serves the dancers while a high-energy soundtrack is complimented by a
live band and singers.
WHAT IS BURN THE FLOOR ABOUT?
While there is no specific story to speak of, the production focuses on
different scenarios and historical locations for the thrilling dance numbers. In
the prologue, a senorita glides sultrily down the aisles drawing admiring glances
from the audience.
Sexiness is indeed a hallmark of the show and the dancers couple it with
considerable drive in displays of phenomenal energy and physical vigor. Unlike
other exhibition-style dancers, the cast looks like they are thoroughly enjoying
themselves as they somersault, spin and split-lift. Expect an evening of kinetic
and ferocious fun.