After a successful Broadway run, the electrifying Latin and ballroom dance spectacular BURN THE FLOOR is playing at the Pantages Theatre for a limited 2 week engagement, NOW - May 8, 2011. This Los Angeles engagement features So You Think You Can Dance alumni Anya Garnis, Pasha Kovalev, Robbie Kmetoni, Janette Manrara, and Karen Hauer. Also featured is Vonzell Solomon, second runner-up in Season Four of American Idol, who is BURN THE FLOOR's female vocalist.
Featuring 20 champion dancers in an energetic theatrical experience, BURN THE FLOOR has received raves from critics worldwide, including The New York Times which called the show "Dazzling!" and The Times (London), which called it "the summer's hottest ticket!" This NoHoArtsDistrict.com critic adds to these rave reviews...."the best entertainment I have seen in years." On Opening Night the audience gave a standing ovation with continuous screams of delight throughout the show and it was well deserved. The consistent high level of energy by the dancers was electrifying. BURN THE FOOR exemplifies why TV or film cannot compare to "live performance."
Every single dancer was magnificent in both technique and as veteran entertainers. From Harlem's hot nights at The Savoy, 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 is directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison. Mr. Gilkison, along with dance partner Peta Roby, are Australia's most successful dance couple, winning the World, British and International Ballroom Dance championships. Recent choreography includes Aspects of Dance in the West End and the Australian tour of Happy Days. He is also a guest choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance in the US & Australia. BURN THE FLOOR is produced on tour by Harley Medcalf, Joe Watson, Richard Levi, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, March Routh, Raise The Roof One and Toppall/Stevens/Mills, Benigno/Klein, Caldwell/Allen, Carrpailet/Danzansky, Bud Martin, The Production Studio, by special arrangement with Dance Partner Inc.
Tickets for BURN THE FLOOR may be purchased online at www.BroadwayLA.org or by phone at 1-800-982-ARTS (2787). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street, and the box office opens daily at 10am. The performance schedule for BURN THE FLOOR is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.
Single tickets for BURN THE FLOOR range in price from $25 - $78. Prices are subject to change without notice.
For tickets or more information about BURN THE FLOOR's Los Angeles engagement, please visit the Pantages Theatre's official website, www.BroadwayLA.org. Don't miss this fabulous show...only here now through May 8