Years before Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance turned ballroom dancing into must-see TV, one show was setting stages ablaze around the globe. BURN THE FLOOR, the 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 Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for 5 performances only, tonight, May 4 through May 6, 2012. BURN THE FLOOR is the final installment in the Taco/The White Family Foundation Contemporary Classics Series. Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).
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.
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 brings the talents of 22 award-winning international dancers from around the globe—England, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Slovenia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Phillipines 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 performance schedule for BURN THE FLOOR is Friday, May 4 at 7:30P; Saturday, May 5 at 2P & 8P; and Sunday, May 6 at 1P & 6:30P.
Tickets are $63 - $36; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.
The PPAC Box Office is located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Regular Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P; and through curtain time(s) on performance days.
Discounted admission is available for groups of 20 or more; for more information and to order, please contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 574-3162.
For more information about BURN THE FLOOR, visit www.burnthefloor.com or www.ppacri.org.