Garnis, Kovalev, Hauer and Chigyvintsev Set for Burn the Floor at Toronto's Canon
By Thomas Peter
02 Feb 2010
Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis
Burn the Floor, the evening of Latin and ballroom dance that recently completed an extended Broadway run, will play Toronto's Canon Theatre April 22-May 1.
This special engagement will feature Artem Chigyvintsev, Anya Garnis, Karen Hauer and Pasha Kovalev, who all appeared in Burn the Floor during its Broadway run and who have all been featured on FOX-TV’s "So You Think You Can Dance." Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Beginning as a special performance for Sir Elton John’s 50th birthday celebration in 1997, Burn the Floor has been seen in over 30 countries to date. The show was created and is directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, who is a former world champion Latin and ballroom dancer and was a guest choreographer on the fourth season of "So You Think You Can Dance."
The Canon Theatre is located at 244 Victoria St., Toronto. For tickets call (416) 872-1212 or (800) 461-3333 or visit www.mirvish.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.