While rehearsing in Las Vegas, Gleb Savchenko and Jana Kramer talked with the Las Vegas Review Journal about what’s to come with their “Cirque” The Beatles LOVE dance. Read on.
The bulk of these numbers will be staged in the “DWTS” studio ballroom in L.A. (the show is actually presented in the CBS Studios facilities), but pro dancer and choreographer Gleb Savchenko and country-music artist Jana Kramer are rehearsing and performing at Love Theater at the Mirage.
The song plucked from the show “The Beatles Love” is “Here Comes the Sun.” The sun prop from the show is being employed in the number, though no Cirque artists will dance in the act.
“We’ll be doing a foxtrot to it, and it is a very happy song,” Savchenko said. “The song is chill, but the dance is fast, very happy and loving and matching the happiness of the song.”
Seated at Savchenko’s side and holding a bag of ice (though there are no serious maladies to report), Kramer said, “We’re going to enliven the song. We have to do something special. We would get zeroes if we just sat there.” She laughed and added, “Even though I would love to just sit there.”
The partnership is seeded in a conversation between “DWTS” reps and Cirque exec Jerry Nadal in the fall of 2014. That connection led to two couples – Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess, and Tamar Braxton and Valentin Chmerkovskiy – dancing to “Hey Jude” in November 2014.
This year, the two sides are going full-tilt with Cirque’s creative participation in Tuesday’s show, with many performances in L.A. invoking the troupe’s artists and stage effects.
This sounds cool. I love Gleb’s Fox Trots. More at the Las Vegas Review Journal including a fun photo.