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Press Release: Burn the Floor returns with UK Premiere of Fire in the Ballroom

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Burn the Floor

Fire in the Ballroom
UK Premiere
The Peacock
Tuesday 18 October – Saturday 5 November
Performances: Tue - Sat at 7.30pm, Sat at 2.30pmSunday at 2pm and 6.30pm
Tickets: £15 - £42
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com

"An exhilarating ballroom extravaganza"

Burn the Floor returns to London with the UK premiere of international smash-hit Fire in the Ballroom, coming to The Peacock 18 October – 5 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.

Free post-show ballroom classesTue 25 October and Tue 1 November
Half-price tickets for Under 16s (max 2 children per 1 full-paying adult)

No performance Wednesday 2 November


Burn the Floor 
Fire in the Ballroom
Performances: Tuesday 18 October – Saturday 5 November
Tickets: £15 - £42 
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com

Sadler's Wells is a world-leading dance house, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the very best international and UK dance to London and worldwide audiences. Under the Artistic Directorship of Alistair Spalding, the theatre’s acclaimed year-round programme spans dance of every kind, from contemporary to flamenco, Bollywood to ballet, salsa to street dance and tango to tap. Since 2005 it has helped to bring over 90 new dance works to the stage and its award-winning commissions and collaborative productions regularly tour internationally. Sadler’s Wells supports 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and an Associate Company and nurtures the next generation of talent through hosting the National Youth Dance Company, its Summer University programme, Wild Card initiative and its New Wave Associates.

Located in Islington, north London, the current theatre is the sixth to have stood on the site since it was first built by Richard Sadler in 1683. The venue has played an illustrious role in the history of theatre ever since, with The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Opera all having started at Sadler’s Wells.

Sadler’s Wells is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and currently receives approximately 10% of its revenue from Arts Council England.

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