After seven sell out UK tours, half a million tickets sold, and countless television and live performances, Diversity have announced another ground-breaking UK tour, “Ignite” The Street Dance Circus Spectacular for Autumn 2018.
The first show will be at Manchester’s Trafford Centre from 21st to 23rd September, before going to the rest of the country until 11th November.
Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo has always explored new opportunities and looked to create fresh innovative concepts; nearly 10 years after winning Britain’s Got Talent, Ignite is no exception to that rule.
Circus has always had a huge influence on Diversity and their shows but Ignite will take the combination of street dance and circus to a whole new level. To celebrate 250 years of circus Diversity have partnered with Gandey World Class Productions, one of the biggest touring circuses in the world, to bring audiences a show that will leave them in awe. Ignite will be hitting seven cities around the UK this autumn in a touring 2000-seat big top arena to give the true circus experience.
Ignite is an exciting fusion from the best of the world street dance, Diversity, and some of most incredible circus performers from around the globe to create something audiences have never seen before. The show explores the concept of the fire within; the burning passion that allows you to achieve more than you ever thought possible. With street dance, acrobatics, death defying stunts, magic and feats of impossibility, Ignite will leave audiences rethinking what they thought was humanly possible.
After judging on Sky 1’s Got To Dance for all five series, Ashley Banjo has entered a new role on ITV’s spectacular return of Dancing On Ice. Ashley has also hosted, choreographed and starred in the BAFTA nominated The Real Full Monty on ITV which due to its success returned bigger and better for a second time in 2018 and was expanded to The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night.
September 2018 will see the launch of Ashley’s new show Flirty Dancing on Channel 4. Since starring in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here fellow Diversity member Jordan Banjo has hosted on Sky 1’s Revolution and will be hosting on BBC 1’s brand new show The Greatest Dancer.
Diversity recently starred in the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-winning west end production of Dick Whittington at the London Palladium. They continue to inspire the next generation of dancers and are about to launch their brand-new online dance classes with 20DV.