Hot-footed excellence gets your heart rate rising and passion aflame at Burn The Floor Walanbaa Yulu-gi featuring Mitch Tambo At The Palms.The night is one of non-stop musical and movement highlights with First Nations’ cultural and spiritual accents. It delivers a no-holds-barred, heart pounding showcase of electrifying ballroom and tango dance that elevates your heart rate with pop, rock, ballads, blues, and audience participation. Touring the East coast, lucky Melburnites can see it here first.
The show is an inspired mix, seeing indigenous cultural icon Mitch Tambo(with two ATSI dancers and vocalist wife Voice of Lele) performing alongside energetic live music and a group of the hottest dancers you’re ever likely to see. The cast exude sex appeal and with costuming to make you drool, your eyes will light up to the colour and movement.
The Burn The Floor enterprise is famed for getting you singing and clapping along as your temperature is raised to match the exuberance of the stars on stage whose kinesthetic verve palpably cascades into the audience. With their renown technical excellence and bravura showmanship, the team leave nothing offstage and are there just for your entertainment!
Years of experience behind all cohorts means you are in expert hands as they take you on a magic carpet ride of rhythm and beats, passion and expression through the Australian songbook and country, opening with a special tour through First Nations’ culture led by Tamworth boy, Mitch.
Australia’s Got Talent and Eurovision heats alumni, a Sony recording artist, and cultural ambassador, Mitch’s performance artistry is deeply personal and educational, sharing his People’s stories and language with the broader community.
Supported by two male cultural artists through dance storytelling, Mitch is a charismatic, heartfelt total performer who wears his passion on his sleeve and commitment to social causes. His recount of his past, connection to Country, and his ancestors is a truly unique and has to be witnessed live- as well as his superbly colourful costumes, dance boots and cultural headdress. His wife, Voice of Lele, an experienced performer in her own right, has a strong rich voice and stage presence and you will delight in her vocal accompaniment throughout the show.
The show presents an evening of dynamic dance moves with an Australian theme, both indigenous and pop culture. The setlist includes Aussie classics such as Power And The Passion, Never Tear Us Apart, Highway to Hell, Stayin Alive, Khe Sanh, Chandelier, Kids, Absolutely Everybody woven through with Tambo’s original songs. A highlight is the ensemble’s presentation of You’re The Voice sung by Tambo in his native Gamilaraay (as seen performed alongside John Farnham at The Fire Fight Australia concert, 2020). This rousing anthem is electrifying sung in language and is a once in a lifetime treat to witness in person that is not to be missed- it’s the kind of thing you will tell your grandkids about.
The Burn The Floor band are an added level of perfection delivering live piano, percussion, guitar, drums, vocals and verve and deliver the songs with emotion that touches us, experienced in the moment. Live performance accompanied by live music elevates a show as you can feel the energy passing between the artists- and audience- as it happens. These energetic and artistic arcs contribute to making the overall event feel created just for you.
A combination of near Olympic level athleticism, combined with sleek solos, cool duets and set pieces, this dance ensemble are all highly accomplished performing stars, many of whom have graced stages worldwide, in pop music, cruises and stage musicals, and on television as Dancing For the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice. The show is an education in what physical mastery expert dance requires and your eyes will POP as you marvel at the things these dancers can do.
Everything about this show is ultra professional- set design, lighting, live music, choreography and performance- all the ingredients you want for a fabulous night out at the theatre that will leave you wanting nothing. It’s the perfect event for a winter’s night with anyone who loves the passion of live performance and who wants to experience this one-off cultural blend show.
As fast as these dancers move, this unique Melbourne season runs for ten shows only. Do not wait to hear about this signature event from your friends- book now and witness the magic of Mitch Tambo with the Burn The Floor dancers and band.
– Sarah Wallace
is the Theatre Specialist for The Plus Ones, Melbourne. A dance and English literature graduate of VCA, UOM and Deakin, she has a flair for bold, non-traditional performance platforms. An active contributor to The Melbourne Shakespeare Society, on the street, or in the box seat, she is always looking for quality works that push the envelope.
Burn The Floor at The Palms shows 21-30 July 2023 Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, 5pm Sunday at The Palms, Crown Casino (120 mins incl. 20 min interval). Doors with pre-show bar- 45 mins prior to start time.
Book here via Ticketmaster. Accessible seating available 03 9292 5103 or visit the Crown Box Office during business hours.
Images: Courtesy of Belinda Strodder
Disclaimer: The Plus Ones were the guests of Make A Difference(MAD)PR