Strictly star is Russian to get on Motherwell stage

Pasha Kovalev
Pasha Kovalev

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Pasha Kovalev returns to Motherwell Concert Hall tomorrow (Thursday) with his new show It’s All About You.

The 2014 Strictly winner is promising an evening of your favourite music, spectacular dancing, energy, lights and sparkling costumes, and uplifting entertainment for the entire family.

Pasha said: “I think what I love about going around the country is that I can see live the people who love Strictly and the people who love dance, and the whole thing just charges you up.

“After being in front of a camera for so long, I love the fact that you can really see the people out there.

“I don’t think I thought about that when I did the first show. It was really more that we had the time and wanted to put something together.

“We thought it would be nice to do a show out of it all, and we had a lot of similar ideas. We love to address ourselves on camera on screen, but it is lovely to go out in front of a real live audience.”

Pasha says this was the kind of shows he used to be part of before becoming famous, but is delighted he can now present his vision.

He said: “Even before Strictly I was doing these big shows, I was part of the production and had been on Broadway.

“Television has different rules, but you can be yourself more on stage. The stage show is my own choreography, my own interpretation of pieces, my own choices of costume.

“It’s the creativity that you miss when you are on television because there are lots of groups working together on the production to make it the best possible television show, the people who look after the costumes or the hair or the whole concept of it. But this is just me now!”

Joining Pasha is Anya Garnis from Strictly and USA show So You Think You Can Dance.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets costing £24.50 (£22.50 concession) are available by calling 01698 403120 or visiting Culture NL