Strictly Ballroom Dancing
By Sylvia Boerner for Dancing Times
This two and a quarter hour long spectacular is made up of a combination of dance and/or singing numbers connected by some short and some rather long pre-scripted chit chats between hosts Lionel Blair and Jane McDonald trying to evoke some sort of audience involvement — emphasis is on “trying”. I found it staged and unfunny.
The choreography by Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, who came to fame through BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and who have become household names since, is fluent and inventive throughout, combining solo couples with group interaction.
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