Review Of Laughternoon, starring Adam London

Updated 09/19/2006

Laughternoon, starring Adam London (CLOSED)

By Chuck Rounds

Burn the Floor is playing for a short time in the large showroom at the Luxor Hotel & Casino. This dance production has toured the world and has excited audiences everywhere. The show takes a look at a modern re-interpretation of ballroom dancing---which may not sound initially thrilling, but it is...because this is not ballroom dancing as one would normally think of it, it is new and it is hot. The show moves quickly and is a lot of fun to watch. There have been a lot of shows that have examined dance and dance forms, and each of these productions helped mark a moment in time and defined what a particular form of dance was in this moment. It becomes a living visual historical display that records where we are and what we are doing, and over the course of time, this record needs to be rewritten and re-examined. It has become time, and Burn the Floor is an excellent vehicle for this. Many of us do not go ballroom dancing, and it is our own misfortune that we don’t because we have lost exposure to this excellence. For many of us, this form of dance is completely new---this is not ballroom dancing as you would think of it. This is sexy and sultry. This is hot and steamy. It is full of energy and is often times electrifying. This show will change your perception of ballroom dancing forever. The dancers in the production are great. They are from all over the globe; dance teams that are recognized for their excellence. I cannot say enough about them. They are gorgeous in their looks and in their lines. They shatter that barrier which separates the performer from the audience and really draw you into the show. They flirt, they strut, and they do, in fact, burn up the floor. The support for this show is superb. The music is well done. The lighting is sharp, and the costumes are both sexy and elegant. The Luxor stage seems to be well suited for this is interesting that the original production was done as an arena show with 5 times more dancers---not having seen that extravaganza, I didn’t feel that I missed anything. Burn the Floor is a wonderful, hot production, and it’s only going to be at the Luxor for a couple of months. The show was brought in to partially fill the void that was left by the abrupt leaving of "Hairspray," but this is no ordinary "filler" show. It would be a shame to miss it.