This is ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ reimagined by the cast of ‘Hollyoaks’ if they had inherited the dancing DNA from the cast of ‘Glee’. The US teen sitcom also appears to have influenced the pop mashup soundtrack: jiving to ‘Rockin’ Robin’ as Kurt Cobain spits out ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was truly inspired, but sadly the same cannot be said of the dance. Collision is an appropriate way to describe this uneasy, messy fusion of tango, hip-hop, ballet and Charleston. Their youth and enthusiasm can’t overcome the fact that some of the moves proved to be a bit beyond reach for certain dancers, though they coped admirably with tough moves and occasionally reached the sublime.
C, 2-27 August, 2.40pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Joanna Gill]