What's On - On Stage
BURN THE FLOOR
Sun, 22 July 2012The enormous response by the South African public last year has led to the return of Burn the Floor to Joburg, this time with The Temperature Rises tour, at The Mandela venue, Joburg Theatre from 1 to 19 August.
Jason Gilkison, director and choreographer of this dance phenomenon, has this to say to Joburg audiences about The Temperature Rises tour:
“For those of you that have already had the Burn the Floor experience you need to come back! I have re-choreographed numerous numbers, changed five songs in the show and have re-costumed the second act. The show’s new ending will blow you away, and blow any perceptions you have of ballroom dancing.
"I guarantee that This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Ballroom! Amongst our rebellious cast, you will also witness the rise of a new South African star," said Gilkison.
Since last year’s tour, South African champion dancer Keoikantse Motsepe has joined Burn the Floor as a fully-fledged member of this hit international dance sensation.
“Dreams certainly do come true,” according to Keo, undefeated South African Latin American Champion since 2004. Keo’s dance teacher took him to see Burn the Floor at the Joburg Theatre last year. “At first I was resistant to see it,” he admits. “But after a few seconds, I realised it was the best dance show I had ever seen. I was blown away to be honest – I can't describe the feeling.”
He managed to contact the show, auditioned, and has been touring with the company since January.
Keo started dancing at the age of five after his best friend suggested they try it out for some fun. He has represented South Africa internationally since 2003 in all major Latin Dance Championships and was the South African representative at the World Latin Championships in New York in 2010.
“Keo is a breath of fresh air, polite, a real gentleman and very popular in the company,” said the producers.
“His family should be proud. His work ethic and commitment to his performance is unquestionable and on the dance floor: simple – he owns it. The South African audiences are in for a real treat.”
Burn the Floor - The Temperature Rises has just completed a hugely successful tour of the USA, China and Australia. The show features eighteen international championship dancers - including some of last year’s favourites alongside new sensational dancers.
“It takes the performance to a whole new level, feel and energy,” said the show’s creator, Harley Medcalf.
Tickets for Burn the Floor are available from R190 and are on sale now by visiting www.joburgtheatre.com or calling the theatre’s direct ticketing line on 0861 670 670.