With an incredible live band featuring Latin musicians and a dynamic dance ensemble performing Argentine 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. The constraints of the ballroom are thrown off, making way for hot pulsing beats, seductive choreography and passionate performances that 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.
The making of the production was recently 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 gives 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. Watch here.
Born in Venezuela and having grown up in New York from the age of 10, Karen Hauer is most known for dancing on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Joining the series in 2012 she has been partnered with household names including Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, The ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers, Mark Wright, Jeremy Vine, Will Young, and Sunday Brunch chef Simon Rimmer. In 2019 Karen reached the semi-finals of the series with 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, “I had such a great time on the FIREDANCE tour; the audience, Karen, our fellow dancers and team made it a truly memorable experience so the bar has been set for 2021. I can’t wait to return.”
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 appearance on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Gorka Marquez has continuously displayed outstanding talent and charisma in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 series. His debut saw him paired with EastEnders star Tameka Empson. In 2018 he was partnered with TV star Katie Piper after having waltzed Alexandra Burke to the final the previous year.
Wednesday 10th G Live, Guildford 7:30pm
Wednesday 17th The Hexagon, Reading 7:30pm
*Rescheduled March 2020 shows
General onsale 10am Friday 19th June
Tickets available fromfiredancelive.co.uk