Pairing together professionally for the first time, Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer are sure to set temperatures soaring with their brand new Latin spectacular FIREDANCE touring the UK, beginning March 2020.
Expect the sequins and feather boas to make way for hot pulsing beats, seductive choreography and passionate performances that will take your breath away!
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 an amazing show of fresh and exciting dance from two of the world’s finest.
Karen said, “I am beyond excited to be going on tour with a brand new show alongside Gorka. We have been working very hard to put on a show that will leave everyone feeling all the passion, excitement and energy that we feel when we are dancing. We can’t wait to travel around the UK and to meet you all.”
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 2018 Karen reached the quarter-finals of the series with actor Charles Venn.
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 can’t wait to get out on the road with Karen for this very exciting new tour. We are both really passionate about Latin dance, and this tour will really showcase that. We’ve worked really hard on the numbers in this show and I think everyone is going to love it. See you in 2020!”
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.
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
6 March High Wycombe Swan – 7.30pm
7 March Guildford G-Live – 7.30pm
8 March Manchester The Bridgewater Hall – 3pm
10 March Ipswich Regent Theatre – 7.30pm
12 March Sheffield City Hall – 7.30pm
15 March Basingstoke The Anvil – 7pm
16 March Bromley Churchill Theatre – 7.30pm
19 March Scunthorpe Baths Hall – 7.30pm
20 March Grimsby Auditorium – 7.30pm
21 March Dartford Orchard Theatre – 7.30pm
22 March Bournemouth Pavilion – 3pm
23 March Northampton Royal & Derngate – 7.30pm
25 March Peterborough New Theatre – 7.30pm
26 March Chatham Central Theatre – 7.30pm
27 March Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – 7.30pm
28 March Dunfermline Alhambra – 7.30pm
4 April Cambridge Corn Exchange – 7.30pm
5 April Southend Cliffs Pavilion – 3pm
Tickets available from firedancelive.co.uk
At PT Today we have exclusive interviews with Gorka and Karen in the next issue of the magazine. We can’t wait to see the show in the new year too!
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