Behind the show - Fusing Bollywood & Street dance

Behind the show - Fusing Bollywood & Street dance

Monday, 29 April, 2013

Here's a look behind the scenes of our new comedy dance drama -  Break The Floorboards.

Hear more about the show from the cast and creatives and take a peek at their preparations and rehearsals for the tour.

Fusing the enthralling dance styles of Bollywood and Street, Break The Flooboards is a story about Zain, a teenage boy. All Zain wants to do is dance, but a disapproving family, peer pressure, his two left feet and an impending fascist march are all getting in his way. A chance meeting with Sophie, a young dancer, ignites hope but can he really escape the grim reality of his recession-hit hometown and turn his life into the glittering world of his Bollywood fantasies.

Break The Floorboards is directed by Pravesh Kumar, Artistic Director of Rifco Arts and the talent behind their numerous hit shows (Britain’s Got Bhangra, The Deranged Marriage, Where’s My Desi Soulmate?). Written by broadcaster, journalist, writer and performer Yasmeen Khan. The production is choreographed by Andy Kumar (Rifco Arts Creative Associate and Bollywood film Choreographer) and Associate Choreographer Maria Swainson (Flashdance the Musical, Daddy Cool, Emeli Sande, Labrinth, The Saturdays). Set design by Libby Watson (A Fine Bright Day Today, The Deranged Marriage) with lighting design by Mark Dymock. Composer Sumeet Chopra who composed the popular score for Britain’s Got Bhangra has composed the music.

The cast includes Daniel Uppal (Flashdance, Thriller, BBC’s DanceX, ITV’s Britannia High, Rihanna tour, Ciara tour); Carrie Baxter (The Nymph, Boat 13); Alim Jayda (Britain’s Got Bhangra, Annie The Musical); Sheena Patel (Britain’s Got Bhangra, Wah! Wah! Girls) and emerging talents Nathan Clarke and Stuart Vincent.

Break The Floorboards is brought to you by Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre. The show opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 3 May before embarking on a tour across Warwick Arts Centre, Oxford Playhouse, Oldham Colisuem Theatre, Key Theatre Peterborough and Theatre Royal Windsor.

For further information and booking details visit: http://rifcoarts.com/shows/break-the-floorboards