Strictly Come Dancing stars Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer are returning to the stage with their “seductive” Latin spectacular Firedance in 2021.

Having completed a handful of the original shows before the tour had to be halted due to the current health crisis, Karen and Gorka will be turning the heat up once again with rescheduled dates in spring 2021 - including a show in Reading in March.

With an incredible live band featuring Latin musicians and a dynamic dance ensemble performing Argentine Tango, Flamenco, Contemporary, Paso Doble, Samba and Salsa, audiences can expect a captivating show of fresh and exciting dance from two of the world’s finest.

The constraints of the ballroom are thrown off, making way for hot pulsing beats, seductive choreography and passionate performances that they say will take your breath away.

The making of the production was recently documented in an in-depth BBC Four programme ‘Danceworks – Firedance: Latin Fever’, showcasing the intricacy, skill and astonishing physical demand behind the show, which is produced jointly by Raymond Gubbay and Kilimanjaro Live.

Detailing the creative process from rehearsal to behind the scenes of the opening nights, it gives an insight into Karen and Gorka’s sheer technical ability and passion for the discipline, pushing the boundaries of what is known of Latin dance.

Karen said, “I can’t wait to bring Firedance on tour across the UK in 2021.

“The passion, warmth and excitement from the audiences who saw it in 2020 was absolutely incredible and I know the whole Firedance team can’t wait to be back on stage very soon.”

Gorka added: “I had such a great time on the Firedance tour; the audience, Karen, our fellow dancers and team made it a truly memorable experience so the bar has been set for 2021. I can’t wait to return.”

Firedance comes to The Hexagon in Reading on Wednesday, March 17, at 7.30pm.

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They are priced at £46.50 - groups of 10 or more get a 20 per cent discount.