Flash Mob trailer filmed in London’s West End at Sadlers Wells Peacock Theatre 2012
Dance World’s Collide
FLASH MOB™ is back! The new production welcomes Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin Clifton (also known as “Kevin from Grimsby”) and Karen Hauer as well as World Street Dance Champions and stars of the hit StreetDance movies Flawless! Dance Critics Choice winner and Olivier nominee Tommy Franzén is back alongside the modern day Romeo and Juliet – contemporary dance duo Alleviate featuring Nicolette Whitley and Renako McDonald and completing the line up is Irish fusion couple Erin Trevena and Irish Dance Magazine’s Man of the Year Tom Brosnan who make up Brosena all from Sky1’s Got To Dance. FLASH MOB™ will be back at Sadlers Wells Peacock Theatre from May 27th for two weeks before embarking on a UK tour through until the 2nd August 2014.
TV Dance Stars
Where dance worlds collide! FLASH MOB™ is one of the most dynamic and innovative dance shows you will ever see! Packed with energy, the production sees stars from all the best dance reality TV shows join forces in this feel-good production that originally premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe before moving into London’s West End at Sadlers Wells Peacock Theatre. The show breaks down preconceived barriers of individual dance genres to celebrate the joy of movement and dance as an overall art form.
Dance Is More Popular Than Ever
“A nationwide Yougov survey revealed that just over 1 in 5 British adults (21%) have become more interested in dancing as a result of TV dance shows. This has led to roughly the same number of adults (1 in 5 – 20%) currently participating in some form of dance – covering a huge range of styles from ballet to ballroom and street to salsa – and just over 1 in 8 adults (13%) have taken part in a dance class in the last five years.”
Your Favourite Dance Stars Perform In Their Own Right
For the first time ever, the stars of TV’s most popular dance programmes from all over the world have been given a public platform to create sensational routines without the confines that can sometimes be imposed by the small screen. Television and film cannot get enough of dance and it is this ever-growing popularity that prompted show producers World Dance Management to bring together the best dance talent and give them the opportunity to perform in their own show.
Martin Blore from World Dance Management explains: “Often the winners and finalists from these dance programmes and movies are snapped up by West End Theatre and international tours supporting pop legends, but they lose the chance to dance in their own right. This show gives them the opportunity to choreograph their own individual routines and really show the world what they are capable of under their own name. They are the stars of their own show!”
The FLASH MOB Cast
The 2014 cast includes Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton (BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing), Flawless (Britain’s Got Talent and StreetDance movies 1 & 2), Tommy Franzén (Olivier Award Nominee 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and winner of The Critic Circle’s National Dance Awards “Outstanding Male Performance” 2013 also So You Think You Can Dance runner up BBC1). From Sky1’s Got To Dance contemporary dance duo Alleviate and Irish fusion couple Brosena complete the line up. They all take centre stage for the biggest dance fusion spectacular London has ever seen. FLASH MOB played to rave reviews in the West End but this will the first time it has toured the UK.
FLASH MOB Has Something For Everyone
So whether you’re a fan of Latin or lockin’, if you’re into contemporary or Celtic, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this dance show that is flash, funky, sexy and sensual! The show is all about dance fusion and uses its title as a running theme to interpret the words and phrases connected to ‘flash’ and ‘mob’ through spectacular dance routines. The production culminates in taking the traditional use of the phrase to invite the audience to join “a group all synced together in dance!”
FLASH MOB Rave Reviews
“The audience screamed, clapped, had a wonderful time.”
“The bouncy, aspirational style of the show is hard to resist. The evening I saw it, one small child refused to leave her spot as the theatre emptied, still rapturously going through the FLASH MOB dance.”
“For every self-indulgent, esoteric, audience-alienating dance show ever performed, FLASH MOB is the antidote. This is a dance mob that’s flash – although for “flash” read talented, hard-working and completely dedicated to their craft. It’s this pick and mix quality that makes FLASH MOB such a great ambassador for dance as a whole.”
The cast for the 2014 production of FLASH MOB
Sadler’s Wells Sucess
Following the successful run at Sadler’s Wells in London’s West End the producers are looking to programme dates around the world. Flash Mob is also available as a 20 to 30 minute show for the corporate market. A full archive video of the show is available for bookers, producers, promoters and venues on request.
“For every self-indulgent, esoteric, audience alienating, dance show ever performed, FLASH MOB is the antidote. This is a dance mob that’s flash – although for flash read talented, hard-working and completely dedicated to their craft. For those who think commercial dance means leaving your artistry at the door, then the acts brought together to create (FLASH MOB™) are ready to prove you wrong”
Kelly Apter, The Scotsman – 5 stars ★★★★★
After a successful premiere and five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, FLASH MOB™ transferred to London’s West End at the Peacock Theatre, 16 October – 4 November 2012.
FLASH MOB™ is a multi-genre dance spectacular featuring the talented performers from some of television’s best dance reality shows. The production delivers an explosive mix of dance styles. Latin meets lockin’, contemporary goes Celtic and jazz joins jump jive in a full evening performance that will literally have the audience on their feet and dancing in the aisles. As well as performing in their own right, each of the artistes will also demonstrate how all dance genres can come together fusing various styles to simply celebrate the joy of movement, whatever your dance background and culture.
A new addition for the West End performances, headlining the show will be Charlie Bruce, the winner of the BBC’s prime-time dance contest So You Think You Can Dance? Joining her will be The Elektrolytes, the recently announced winners of Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance crew on MTV. This will be their first appearance outside America and their spectacular routines and innovative choreography are sure to have dance fans on the edge of their seats at The Peacock Theatre!
FLASH MOB™ is packed with energy as stars including contemporary dance duo Alleviate and edgy Irish dancers Brosena, both from Sky 1’s Got To Dance, take to the stage for the first showcase of its kind for reality TV dance performers. Led by acclaimed Artistic Director Gary Lloyd, who has choreographed and directed Thriller Live in the West End, American Idols Live, Oh What A Night! and Gary has also worked with international stars including Will Young and Girls Aloud and on shows including The X-Factor and the Royal Variety Performance. FLASH MOB is a feel-good production that is the ideal family show.
FLASH MOB ™
Press night: Friday 19 October at 7.30pm