Strictly stars bring Firedance to Southend in 2021 – tickets go on sale this week

Strictly Come Dancing’s Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez are to return in 2021 with their Latin spectacular Firedance.

Having completed a handful of the original shows prior to the tour being halted due to the current health crisis, Karen and Gorka will be turning the heat up once again with rescheduled dates in Spring 2021 and will be coming to the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on March 12, 2021.

With an incredible live band 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.

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 demands behind the show.

Karen said: “I can’t wait to bring Firedance on tour across the UK in 2021. The passion, warmth and excitement from the audiences who saw it in 2020 was absolutely incredible and I know the whole team can’t wait to be back onstage very soon”

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.”

Tickets will be available from 10am Friday June 19 at:


Mick Ferris

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