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£20 for top price tickets for Flash Mob – Time Out

These tickets needs to be ordered by midnight tonight 27th May 2014. Flash Mob is playing at the Peacock Theatre in London from 27th May-8th June 2014.

http://uk-offers.timeout.com/deals/entertainment-flash-mob

 

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‘Wang Tang offer’ for The Five & The Prophecy of Prana

Only 2 days left!! One show tonight (Friday) at 7.45pm and two tomorrow (Saturday) at 2.30pm and 7.45pm.

 

Best available tickets for £15

Book online, in person or over the phone with Barbican

Phone: 020 7638 8891   Discount code is ‘Wang Tang Offer’
online: http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=14749  Discount Code is 31001

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Half price tickets for Some Like It Hip Hop!!!

Hello everybody!

This is just to let you know that you can get half price tickets to Some Like It Hip Hop this week only! This season I’m only performing 4 shows per week so do get in touch via my email address info@tommyfranzen.com if you are planning to book tickets to make sure I’m performing that day. This week I’m performing Wednesday the 22nd, Friday the 25th and Saturday night the 26th. You can either book tickets online here or phone box office on 0844 412 4322 and use the promotional code ‘PCDWOS’ to get half price tickets this week (excluding Thursday and Saturday). The only two days that I’m performing and you can use the discount code for is Wednesday and Friday.

Hope you can make it!!! xxx

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Vote for Tommy in the ‘The Times South Bank Sky Arts Breakthrough Awards’

I’ve been nominated for The Times South Bank Sky Arts Breakthrough Awards and it will be decided by public vote. I would appreciate it heaps if you voted for me now by clicking on this link and follow the instructions. The awards ceremony will take place on the 12th March.

Thanks a lot!! x

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Tommy Franzén & The Elektrolytes Dance Crew at Crane TV

Here is a video of me and the Elektrolytes on Crane TV, leading up to Flash Mob’s opening at Peacock Theatre 16th October – 4th November.

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Discount code for Some Like It Hip Hop “PCDCELEBRATE”

This little ad was found in the paper. It gives you the 2 top priced tickets for half price 20-27th September excluding weekends. Use the code “pcdcelebrate” HERE in the Promotional Code Box to claim your half priced tickets.

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My interview with dance photographer/journalist Carole Edrich about Gene Kelly

I got interviewed by Carole Edrich about Gene Kelly following his 100th Anniversary this year. The article with be in the next month’s Dance Today.
Here is the link to Carole’s Blog speaking about our interview:

http://dancetog.com/2012/09/12/tommy-franzen/

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The Visa Paywave Commercial that I’m in

I filmed a Visa Paywave Commercial in Bangkok last June and it has now been released in Australia and on YouTube.

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“Erebus” an “The Rodin Project” adaptation. Stunning images! #RussellMaliphant

The long awaited short film “Erebus” is finally here. It’s an adaptation of Russell Maliphant’s live show “The Rodin Project“. The Rodin Project will be coming to Sadler’s Wells Theatre 29th-31st October 2012 before heading of to Joyce Theatre in New York, so book your tickets now. http://www.sadlerswells.com/show/Russell-Maliphant-Company-The-Rodin-Project#

Cast: Jenny White, Dickson Mbi, Carys Staton, Thomasin Gulgec, Ella Mesma and Tommy Franzen

Director of Choreography: Russell Maliphant

Directed by Warren Du Preez & Nick Thorton Jones

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Review Compilation of “Flash Mob” at Edinburgh Festival 2012

Pre-Review…Dance shows have never really featured as much at the fringe over its million years unlike it does now. With a variety of hugely popular dance shows on TV the public demand for more dance shows has meant they now have the chance to not only get created but to tour and feature at the worlds biggest fringe festival.

This year “Flash Mob” is on a path to becoming the most talked about dance show of the fringe 2012. Filled with performers from all spheres of the dancing work “Flash Mob” has been causing stirs and now there is an opportunity to see why.

Though this was only day 2 of their shows at Assembly Festival main hall the early technical problems could have been more problematic than they where. It did get a little uncomfortable to see the dancers have to restart but it didn’t seem to faze the audience and they quickly managed to get it fixed though throughout the show there would still be a few glitches which I only mention do to the emotional beauty that these dancers showcased last night.

The ability, skill, and wonderment that each of the different dancers brought to the show was remarkable but I only had two issues. The first was a lack of story – the dancers are at the very top of their game and produce such a mesmerising spectacle on stage their different ability and skills could have been woven into a different narrative. The second issue was that the female dancers where not given their own section like the male dancers had been. As performers each of the women dancer showcased, grace, strength, and beauty in such a remarkable way and should have been able to move away from the male dancers and given their moment to shine.

A Contemporary  Move

When the Olivier Award nominate Tommy Franzen came on stage to perform a tough and physically brutal and honest contemporary piece the show change. In a stunning display of skill and ability Franzen showed just why he is an Olivier Award nominated performer. It was a heartbreaking piece to watch as Franzen moved in perfect balance with the music, his body wrapping around every note heard creating something truly breathtaking.

The whole piece was inspiring.

Link to the original article http://www.thenewcurrent.com/2012/08/04/edinburgh-fringe-festival-2012-review-flash-mob/

 

The Scotsman –  5 stars

Dance review: Flash Mob, Assembly Hall (Venue 35), Edinburgh

Flash Mob includes jaw-dropping moves from a talented ensemble of performers.

By KELLY APTER
Published on Monday 6 August 2012 16:39

FOR every self-indulgent, esoteric, audience-alienating dance show ever performed, Flash Mob is the antidote.

Flash Mob

Assembly Hall (venue 35)

Rating: *****

Don’t be confused by the title – this is no shopping-centre gathering where those around you suddenly burst into synchronised movement. This is a dance mob that’s flash – although for “flash”, read talented, hard-working and completely dedicated to their craft.

For those who think commercial dance means leaving your artistry at the door, then the five acts brought together to create this Fringe highlight are ready to prove you wrong.

Most of them have come to the public eye via television, reaching the finals of one of the recent glut of dance programmes re-igniting the genre.

Tommy Franzén is probably the best known, having been runner-up in the 2010 series of So You Think You Can Dance? and, fittingly, the production opens with him in a spot-lit solo.

But this is no one-man show. Flash Mob is a celebration of dance and the many wonderful forms it comes in. Known mainly as a hip hop performer, Franzén also does a nice line in contemporary dance, with some reflective work peppered with breakdance moves. When it comes to contemporary, however, Alleviate are the stars of the show.

Nicolette Whitley and Renako McDonald were runners-up in 2011’s Got To Dance, and their two heart-felt duets, one of which uses the Eminem/Rihanna song Love The Way You Lie to great effect, are joy to watch.

Having only recently made the final in this year’s Got To Dance, A Team has yet to make a name for itself in the way Diversity and Flawless have, but this slick hip hop crew deserves to. Four men and one woman switch from one soundtrack to the next in the blink of an eye, throwing in some impressive back-flips to warm up the crowd.

A superb and utterly spellbinding Irish dance duo, Brosena (also from this year’s Got To Dance), and sensual Latin couple Mike Viry and Yunaisy Farray, complete the bill, widening out the dance genre further, with Viry in particular providing some jaw-dropping moves.

It’s this pick-and-mix quality that makes Flash Mob such a great ambassador for dance as a whole. The only problem with the show is it lasts just an hour. With such joyous talent and variety on offer, that could easily have been doubled without fear of boredom.

Link to the original article http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/dance-review-flash-mob-assembly-hall-venue-35-edinburgh-1-2453185#.UB_vjhP9FSw.twitter

 

The Independant – 4 Stars

Flash Mob, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

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Thursday 16 August 2012

When the dancers of Flash Mob ask the audience to join in with a dancealong routine, they get a giggly, enthusiastic response. It’s a happy ending for a friendly show that brings together dancers from various reality TV dance series, in styles from hip hop to Irish dance.

The dancers create their own numbers, which makes for variable choreography but warm, committed performance. Some routines have the cheesy openness of a 1980s dance movie: there’s big emoting and swoopy moves from contemporary duo Alleviate. Irish dance duo Brosena have a very Eurovision soundtrack, but match it with sparkling footwork. Mike Viry and Yunaisy Farray, who appeared in the movie Streetdance 2 3D, ripple and undulate through Latin numbers, hips and shoulders boggling.

The stellar performance comes from Tommy Franzén, recently nominated for an Olivier award. He shows both his street and contemporary dance sides, from weighted, curling moves to a sugar rush of a routine to the Jackson 5. He leads a cheerful rehearsal number with the other men, trying out styles and pretending to pinch each other’s showiest moves.

Link to the original article http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/flash-mob-assembly-hall-edinburgh-8052984.html

 

The Independent

Flash Mob – Edinburgh festival review

Flash Mob

Bouncy and aspirational … Flash Mob’s performers have been culled from TV reality shows. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Britain has apparently become a nation of dancers, or at least a nation addicted to TV dance shows. The finale of this short, entertaining production sees the entire audience getting to their feet in response to instructions from the stage, uniting in a mass hand-jiving, hips-sashaying dance.

The selling point of Flash Mob is that its performers have been culled from TV shows, with headliner Tommy Franzen, a finalist from BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance. What makes Franzen a star, however, has little to do with his screen celebrity: it’s the skill and musicality of his dancing.

His style is a mix of choppy footwork, one-arm balances and slippery dives, all delivered with a manner that’s part hip-hop homeboy, part music hall comic. On top of this, Franzen can layer elements of contemporary dance, jive and ballet, and phrase it all with such rhythmic acuteness that every move has a three-dimensional expressiveness.

Franzen alone is worth the price of a ticket – but unfortunately everyone else on stage ranks in very sharply descending order of appeal. My favourites are Irish dance duo Brosena, particularly their belter of an opener, which features a hip-hop version of Beethoven’s Fifth driving their feet to an intensity of swivelling, criss-crossing speeds.

A-Team deliver some tight and tough street routines, fronted by tiny schoolgirl Suki, whose speciality is balancing on one leg and jabbing the other high in the air, an angelic kung fu master in trainers.

Mike Viry and Yunaisy Farray look out of place, however, their strenuous sultriness imported from late-night Cuban cabaret; while contemporary dance couple Alleviate need to find better choreography than their literal-minded duets of sex and heartbreak.

Still, the bouncy, aspirational style of the show is hard to resist. The evening I saw it, one small child refused to leave her spot as the theatre emptied, still rapturously going through the closing flashmob dance.

Link to the original article http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/aug/17/flash-mob-review?newsfeed=true