Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:30pm
The new Broadway production broke box office records and critics and fans around the world have raved about this performance. 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 also experience the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Quickstep, and Swing.
Twenty award-winning international dancers include numerous world 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." A highlight for the Springfield performance is the inclusion of 2009 "So You Think You Can Dance" finalist Karen Hauer on the cast list.
The event is co-sponsored by Health New England and Baystate Health. Media sponsors are ABC40/Fox 6 and El Pueblo Latino.