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Battle of the Dance
Fri, 2017-May-05 00:38 UTC
Length - 1:52
Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.
Our article of the day is Battle of the Dance.
Battle of the Dance was a dinner theater in Anaheim, California, featuring contrasting styles of dance—principally flamenco and Irish folk dancing—performed by a cast of over 40 dancers. Designed to cash in on the popularity of such shows as Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, the venture was very ambitious: the brainchild of Medieval Times founder Andrés Gelabert, backed by $10 million in investor capital, and performing in a dedicated 40,000 square foot venue. Performances debuted to much fanfare in February 2011, and the show met with critical success: for example, the Orange County Register said, "Without a doubt... some of the best flamenco and Spanish dancers you'll ever see," and called the choreography "masterful". However, the show never became a popular success, and it closed indefinitely just 16 months after its opening, in June 2012.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:38 UTC on Friday, 05 May 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Dance.
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