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Monday, April 4, 2011


Go back in time on a journey of black and white memories bursting into colour with Eastern Moves Productions’ latest dance creation, Dancing with the Legends 2 which is running at the SunZone at Suncoast Casino.

Local choreographer Shivani Kara, who brought audiences hits like the Dance with me Baby series is back with this show-stopping, scintillating Bollywood dance show.

Dancing with Legends 2 promises to entice young and old alike, with a colourful flurry of hits from the golden era of the 1930’s to the 1980’s. The production pays homage to the legends of Bollywood Cinema such as popular actors Rajesh Khanna, Jitendra, Saira Banu and Amitabh Bachan, as well as backstage singers such as Kishor Kumar, Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar, who are remembered for their brilliant performances.

Dancing with Legends 1 was an outstanding success and this encouraged the thought of having a sequel”, said Kara. “I am an avid fan of the golden oldies as it brings about a feeling of nostalgia. I know many people share the same sentiments. The songs in this production are true classics which the general public will recognise.”

The cast compromises 30 talented dancers and, true to her reputation, Kara has given new, up and coming dancers who are passionate about dance a chance to play leading roles.

“This show is very different to any of the previous ones as the choreography is much softer and focuses on the emotion as well as the era of the songs,” Kara adds. “This is in contrast to today’s style of pumping bass levels and sounds. It’s about the unforgettable hits of Bollywood Cinema being brought back to life, and you will notice this being adopted in each segment of the production.”

Audiences will be presented with excellent lighting to suit every mood of each song, where each era is shown in a simple but impactful way. Every dance sequel outlines the character and style of the music in it purest form.

Dancing with Legends 2 runs at the SunZone, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World until April 10 and is two and a half hours long with a 20 minute interval. Seating is reserved. Tickets R120 booked through Computicket or at the Suncoast Box Office.