Firedance with Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer

13/09/2019

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.

 It’s time to heat things up - get ready for FIREDANCE

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.

TOUR DATES

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