The world’s most prolific ballroom and dance theatre production, Burn the Floor, is set to return to South Africa for a much-anticipated tour across the country. The show will dazzle local audiences with its spectacular dance moves and sizzling ballroom displays on stage.
Burn The Floor is a global production that has revolutionised the image of Ballroom dance across the world and is scheduled to visit South Africa for the fourth time in August and September this year, in what has been dubbed Burn The Floor – The Rebel Tour.
With the reputation of being the world’s toughest dance show, the international cast of dance champions are handpicked for their rebellious spirit and pure skill.
The original concept of Burn The Floor grew from an electric display of ballroom and Latin dancing at Sir Elton John’s 50th birthday party in London, March 1997. There, producer Harley Medcalf discovered the ballroom dance world and its charismatic people, with their deep intensity, commitment, discipline, burning passion and total love of the ballroom art form.
Initially, Harley’s idea of a new theatrical ballroom production sent shock waves through the ballroom dancing establishment. For decades, ballroom competitions had been performed behind closed doors, as a pastime for the privileged. And well before reality television embraced it with such shows as Dancing with The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing.
Burn The Floor opened in England in 1999. A decade later, after visiting thirty countries and over one hundred and sixty cities worldwide, it achieved its long standing dream, to bring Ballroom to Broadway – appearing at the Longacre Theatre in New York, followed by two hugely successful seasons in London’s West End.
Burn The Floor – The Rebel Tour, sees an international dancing cast showing off their passionate and sexy dance skills on stage, including South African Latin Champion, Kylee Brown. South Africans will also witness the sweet vocals of sultry songstress, Lelo Ramasimong – who is currently a finalist in the local music reality TV show, The Voice SA – throughout the tour.
Choreographed and directed by Peta Roby, Burn The Floor – The Rebel Tour, has more surprises in store and promises to blow the roof off the theatre, featuring music from Rag and Boneman, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin.
Baxter Theatre – Cape Town 8 – 17 August 2019
Tickets: Webtickets at R180 – R310 or directly from Baxter Theatre
Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace – Johannesburg 22 August – 8 September
Tickets: Computicket at R280 –R520
Sibaya Casino – Durban 12 – 29 September
Tickets: Computicket at R285