COMPETITION

WIN 4 tickets to see FIREDANCE

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WIN 4 tickets to see FIREDANCE on 9th March 2022 at the Wycombe Swan.

 

Competition closes on 4th January 2022

Two Latin dancers from rival Houses meet at The Festival of Fire. Full of passion, bravado and rhythm, when their eyes lock there is an instant connection. Through a mix of Latin, Commercial and Contemporary dance, eclectic musical styles and hypnotic rhythms, we see a passionate affair unfold.

With an incredible live band featuring Latin musicians and a dynamic dance ensemble performing Tango, Flamenco, Contemporary, Paso Doble, Samba and Salsa, audiences can expect a captivating show of fresh and exciting dance from two of the world’s finest. Hot pulsing beats, seductive choreography and passionate performances will take your breath away. Featuring iconic songs such as In the Air Tonight, Sway, Bad Romance, Sweet Dreams, Relight My Fire, Bamboleo and many more.

FIREDANCE is BACK – Live on Stage for 2022 – and is the hottest ticket in town. 

To book tickets visit firedancelive.co.uk

Karen said, I am incredibly excited to be back on stage with FIREDANCE. So much passion was poured into the show in early 2020, we performed 7 totally electric shows before Covid stopped us in our tracks. With hypnotic beats, stunning choreography and our very own feisty Latin dance production –  I cannot wait! See you in 2022! 

Born in Venezuela and having grown up in New York from the age of 10, Karen Hauer is the longest serving professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Joining the series in 2012 she has been partnered with household names including Jeremy Vine, Mark Wright and comedian Chris Ramsey.

Karen has an amazing presence on stage and is one of the most expressive and charismatic dancers on the current dance scene. Able to express emotion through each and every movement right through to her fingertips, Karen takes choreographed routines to new heights and she has that rare talent to attract the eye of every audience member whenever she dances.

Gorka said, “After a long wait FIREDANCE is back on stage and back on tour. Karen and I are so passionate about this show. We were gutted when Covid hit in 2020. Now along with our amazing company of dancers, musicians and fire artists, this hot show returns and I am thrilled! I can’t wait to see you all as we travel across the UK in 2022.”

Gorka’s flair for dancing started from a very young age. Originally from Bilbao, Spain, aged 11 he attended Ballroom and Latin dance classes where he quickly excelled and became one of the top dancers representing Spain across the world.

Most famously known for his appearances on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Gorka Marquez has continuously displayed outstanding talent and charisma since first gracing the Strictly dancefloor in 2016. He has been partnered with Alexandra Burke, Katie Piper and reached the final of the 2020 season with Eastenders actress, Maisie Smith. 

The making of the production was documented in an in-depth BBC Four programme ‘Danceworks – Firedance: Latin Fever’, showcasing the intricacy, skill and astonishing physical demand behind the show produced jointly by Raymond Gubbay & Kilimanjaro Live. Detailing the creative process from rehearsal to behind the scenes of the opening nights, it gave an insight into Karen and Gorka’s sheer technical ability and passion for the discipline, pushing the boundaries of what is known of Latin dance.

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