Burn the Floor returns to London with the UK premiere of international smash-hit Fire in the Ballroom, coming to The Peacock 18th October to 5th November 2016. The production is a rebellious, high-energy ballroom dance spectacle with an infectious sense of fun, featuring 14 champion dancers breathing new life into classics such as the Viennese waltz, foxtrot, samba, tango and jive.
Backed by a live band, singers cleverly re-interpret a diverse range of music from Santana to Led Zeppelin. This production of Fire in the Ballroom, crafted over the past two years by choreographer Peta Roby, based on original choreography by Jason Gilkison, pushes dance boundaries to new heights and “will have you leaping out of your seat to join in” (Heat Magazine).
Gilkison and Roby are World, British and International Latin Dance Champions and have danced for over 35 years. Gilkison has previously worked on television series So You Think You Can Dance and is also Director of Choreography on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Since 1999, Burn the Floor has performed in over 150 cities across 29 countries and entertained audiences in theatres from London to New York, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and Cape Town. The show takes the wonderful social traditions of ballroom dancing to a whole new level, breaking new ground, and rules, as a contemporary melting pot of dance styles, energy and excitement.
Burn the Floor
Fire in the Ballroom
Performances: Tuesday 18 October – Saturday 5 November 2016