An array of international entertainers is set to swarm the Star Theatre this week for the return of Burn The Floor‘s FloorPlay.

With dancers, singers and musicians, this two-hour spectacular will bring the drama and sensuality of dance to life.

Audience members will be taken on an emotive journey through the very quintessence of dance. Think classical waltz, the vivacity of samba or salsa, tango, swing and the sexuality of jive because all these dance styles are featured.

From the minute you sit down the dancers are wandering through the audience. It is interactive, fun and toe-tapping from the start to finish, dancer Carmelo Pizzino told Sydney Star Observer.

Most people are up dancing by the end of the night. You can’t help it. I think audiences in Sydney will love it because it has so many new aspects including costumes, dancing, music and the lighting -” this really is a world class show.

The ensemble is backed by passionate Latin percussionists who take the traditional form to a new modern day twist.

Burn The Floor was created nine years ago after Australian producer Harley Medcalf was invited to Elton John’s birthday party and one of the special guest performances of the night was a Latin dance demonstration.

Within 18 months Medcalf had gathered the world’s best entertainers and launched the company, thanks to an overwhelming response and sold-out tour. The company has also just finished filming a live DVD.

Pizzino added that what makes this show is not only the great dancing but an amazing music score and the talent of the percussionists.

The music is so diverse. The best thing is that we have these two incredible percussion players on stage that create the beat that we dance to, he said.

The beat vibrates through the stage and keeps our bodies and minds in time with the music. There is more percussion equipment on stage than a JLo concert. The music has been especially chosen for the show and each dance. It is classic, contemporary and very now.

The percussionists are placed higher than the dancers, but apart from that we don’t have a set. The huge dancefloor and lighting are our set. This means the audience can focus on us and the dancing rather than a set on stage.

info: Burn The Floor‘s FloorPlay will play in the Star Theatre at Star City Casino from Friday 19 September. Tickets start at $49 and can be bought through www.ticketmaster.com.au, or call 1300 795 267.

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