So You Think You Can Dance finalist and leading Melbourne hip hop dancer Demi Sorono will join the cast of international dance sensation, Blaze The Show. Joining fellow Melburnian and lawyer-come-break dancer Sid Mathur, the pair will champion Australian streetdance in this spectacular West End production which opens at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall tonight, 23 January.
Regarded nationally as one of Australia's best B-girls, Demi Sorono shot to fame in 2008 when her acrobatics and break dancing skills took her to the finals of So You Think You Can Dance. She has since choreographed and performed in music videos, performed with MASSIVE Hip Hop Choir and choreographed Arts Centre Melbourne's award-winning eMotion, which saw hundreds of youngsters perform en masse at the Hamer Hall Opening Weekend in July.
She joins Sid Mathur as the only Australian cast members in the production. Mathur is a practicing Supreme Court solicitor who moonlights as a B-boy with his award-winning dance crew, The Collektive. As a choreographer and dancer, Mathur has appeared in music videos and live shows for local artists including Marvin Priest, DVS, Fawaz Ibrahim, and international stars including Mario, Fabolous, Li'l Kim and 50 Cent.
Demi Sorono and Sid Mathur will dance alongside an international cast of dancers from across Europe, South America and the United States. They will pop-and-lock their way through awe-inspiring streetdance routines to a soundtrack of Lady Gaga, Kanye West, David Guetta and Snoop Dogg, crafted by international mixer DJ Walde.
The production also boasts a high-profile creative team, including choreographer and director Anthony Van Laast, who choreographed the international hit musical Mama Mia!, and set designer Es Devlin, who designed the breath-taking sets for Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour among many others.
The hottest ticket in town this summer, the international dance sensation Blaze The Show is the ultimate night of family fun. Direct from London's West End, this high voltage, theatrical spectacle fuses the raw energy and athleticism of the dancers with high-end production values.
Arts Centre Melbourne presents Blaze The Show: The International Dance Sensation at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall at 8pm tonight, 23 to Saturday 26 January; 3pm Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January. Tickets from $42. All Ages.
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