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Artist Series Brings "Burn The Floor" April 17, 2012

The Artist Series is bringing one of the hottest ballroom dance shows on the planet to the Times Union Center this Tuesday night. Metrojacksonville's new Dance Correspondent, Lorraine Cover will be there to report on this extravagant show, but nothing beats being there and feeling the energy of the live performance! Check out the details after the jump!

Published April 11, 2012 in Culture      0 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article




JACKSONVILLE, FL – Years before Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance turned ballroom dancing into must-see TV, one sizzling show was setting stages ablaze around the globe. Burn The Floor, the electrifying Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular that has thrilled audiences in more than 30 countries, brings the fire and passion of their live performance to the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater in Jacksonville for one night only, Tuesday, April 17th at 7:30PM.
 
Dance with a Professional from Fred Astaire Dance Studio pre-show in the lobby starting at 6:30PM; must have a ticket to BURN THE FLOOR to participate.
 
Tickets for Burn The Floor start at $41.00 and can be purchased at The Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632-3373 or www.artistseriesjax.org.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 632-3228 or groupsales@fscj.edu.




 
The new Broadway production of Burn The Floor broke box office records and enjoyed two extensions when it opened at the Longacre Theatre in August 2009.  Critics and fans around the world have raved about the show: The Independent (London) said “Extraordinary!  So hot it contributes to global warming.  Burn The Floor will take your breath away!”  And The New York Times called the performance “Audience-Dazzling!  Swiveling hips, steamy embraces and high octane tempos.  A nonstop display of pop variations on classic styles, performed with precision and polish.”
 
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.




 
The production brings the talents of 22 award-winning international dancers from around the globe—England, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Slovenia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Philippines and the U.S.—and includes Australian Ballroom and World Latin American champions.  The dancers, who collectively hold more than 100 dance titles, move to the vision of artistic director and choreographer Jason Gilkison, former World Champion Latin and Ballroom dancer, and guest choreographer and judge on So You Think You Can Dance.
 
Burn The Floor is produced by Harley Medcalf, Joe Watson, Richard Levi, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Raise the Roof One, Toppall/Stevens/Mills, Benigno/Klein, Caldwell/Allen, Carrpailet/Danzansky, Bud Martin, The Production Studio, Schaffert/Schnuck, by special arrangement with Dance Partner Inc.
 
The show will be presented at Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater for one night only on April 17th at 7:30PM!


---Stephen Dare







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