Posted on February 20, 2015
Strictly Come Dancing professionals Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff’s new show conjures up the golden age of Hollywood musicals. Kristina and Robin will appear with a troupe of singers and dancers, with guest appearances from singer Pixie Lott and her Strictly professional partner Trent Whiddon for performances at the New Wimbledon Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Newcastle.
Puttin’ on the Ritz showcases the music of songwriters George Gershwin,Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and more, with songs such as “Cheek to Cheek”, “Night and Day” – both famous numbers from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films – “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”, “I Got Rhythm” and the title number, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”.
Kristina said: “Robin and I are very excited to do a new project. The audience can expect a Fred and Ginger type of dancing. We love ballroom and we want to bring a bit of Hollywood glamour into the show with our dances.”
Robin and Kristina headlined the recent West End run of ballroom show Burn The Floor, and dance together in professional numbers on Strictly.
“We were paired by the producers on Strictly Come Dancing five years ago,” Kristina said of her partnership with Robin. “We love dancing with each other and we love creating new and exciting numbers for our audience.”