‘Burn The Floor’ at Sibaya Casino is the hottest ticket in town

Photo 10-9-19, 5 19 12 pm

Lelo Ramasimong

WITH its mix of live music and vocals, gorgeous costumes and sensationally-sexy dancing, Burn The Floor, is currently the hottest ticket in town.

And this hugely-popular international franchise has plenty of local flavour thanks to singer, Lelo Ramasimong and her husband, Michael Ramasimong (better known by his stage name Mike Swaga), who plays the drums. Continue reading

‘Shall We Dance’: the perfect treat for ballroom and Latin dance fans

_DSC7652a

Pictured here are professional dancers, Ryan Hammond and his new partner, Angelique Allison who will be performing this year in Shall We Dance at the Playhouse Opera.

AROUND 100 dancers will be strutting their stuff on the Playhouse Opera Theatre stage in Durban for the 25th season of Shall We Dance.

This glittering showcase of ballroom and Latin American dance runs from September 8 to 17 and features dancers from as young as eight years old. Continue reading

Burn the Floor: not your granny’s ballroom!

BTF12_JM_Melb1

Don’t miss seeing Burn the Floor.

BEFORE there was Dirty Dancing…  before there was Saturday Night Fever… before ballroom dancing became cool with reality TV, there was the real deal – the dancers tearing up the dance floor, in an “international style” competition since 1920.

International style competitions involve five Latin American dances and five classic ballroom dances. From this competition came a theatre production so fabulous, so hot that it’s called Burn the Floor.

Only the fanciest foot moves and tidiest twirls make it on this stage … and they’re coming  the iZulu Theatre at the Sibaya Casino in Durban from June 8 to 19. Continue reading

SAFTA 2016 nominees revealed

saftasTHE National Film and Video Foundation has revealed the nominees for the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The winners will be revealed live at two star-studded ceremonies which will be held at Gallagher Estate on Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20.

The winner of Best TV Presenter Golden Horn for SAFTAs 2015 and presenter of Expresso Morning Show on SABC3, Katlego Maboe will serve as the SAFTAs 2016 host. Continue reading

Don’t miss Ian and Vivienne von Memerty in Fantastic 50!

vonmem

When Ian von Memerty , “Emperor of Musical Theatre”, and Vivienne Lawrence “Queen of Dance”, joined hands the result was bound to be a dance of delight and drama – a tango of tense passion and sinuous sensuality.

As they both celebrate turning Fantastic 50 they share for the first time, their uplifting story of triumph over tragedy, their 25 year partnership is brought to enthralling theatrical life where the bling of the ballroom meets irreverent joie de vivre.

Ian’s skill with the hugely successful A Handful of Keys, and his experience as the presenter of Strictly Come Dancing and the judge on SA’s Got Talent – have shaped a show that is as enthralling as it is entertaining, and as inspirational as it is invigorating.

Tickets for Fantastic 50! at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus from November 11 to 22 can be booked at Computicket outlets, telephonically at 0861 915 8000, or online at www.computicket.com.