Strictly Come Dancing duo plan spectacular return to the stage in Glasgow

Strictly Come Dancing stars Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez are to return in 2021 with their Latin spectacular Firedance – with a date in Glasgow scheduled for March.

Friday, 19th June 2020, 10:04 am
Strictly Come Dancing’s Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez will be in Glasgow in March next year,
Strictly Come Dancing’s Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez will be in Glasgow in March next year,

Having completed a handful of the original show dates prior to the tour being halted due to the current health crisis, Karen and Gorka will be turning the heat up once again with rescheduled performances in Spring 2021.

And they will take to the stage at Glasgow’s Royal Concert hall on Friday, March 5.

Karen said: “I can’t wait to bring Firedance on tour 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.”

The Firedance tour was suspended due to the coronavirus but is now rescheduled for 2021.

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.”

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 to take your breath away, and featuring iconic songs such as In the Air Tonight, Sway, Bad Romance, Sweet Dreams, Relight My Fire, Bamboleo and many more.

Born in Venezuela and having grown up in New York from the age of 10, Karen Hauer is most known for dancing on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Joining the series in 2012 she has been partnered with household names including Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, The ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers, Mark Wright, Jeremy Vine, Will Young, and Sunday Brunch chef Simon Rimmer.

In 2019 Karen reached the semi-finals of the series with comedian Chris Ramsey.

Gorka’s flair for dancing started from a very young age. Originally from Bilbao, Spain, aged 11 he attended Ballroom and Latin dance classes where he quickly excelled and became one of the top dancers representing Spain across the world. Most famously known for his appearance on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Gorka Marquez has continuously displayed outstanding talent and charisma in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 series.

His debut saw him paired with EastEnders star Tameka Empson. In 2018 he was partnered with TV star Katie Piper after having waltzed Alexandra Burke to the final the previous year.

Tickets are available from Firedance Live