Stand by for an amazing new dance spectacular for 2022 as Johannes Radebe takes his exciting stage presentation – Freedom – on tour throughout the UK.
The show promises to be one of the most sensational dance productions seen on the stage for years and nobody is more excited than the man himself.
“I can’t wait,” he said. “It is something I have always wanted to do and there is no better way than through dance to be able to express yourself which is why we have called it Freedom.” .
Strictly star and international dance champion Johannes takes his show on tour from March 16 to May 1, 2022.
Freedom is described as a celebration of music and dance, from African fusion to fiery Latin, classic dance arrangements and huge party anthems, with a company of exciting dancers.
Johannes will take the audience on his personal journey, from growing up in South Africa, to travelling the world, winning titles and starring in Strictly Come Dancing.
Born in the township Zamdela Sasolburg in South Africa, Johannes Radebe started dancing when he was seven. He was fascinated by the discipline and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin.
During the next 13 years, Johannes competed in local competitions, climbing up the Latin ranks with top honours, and eventually adding Ballroom and other dance styles, such as African Contemporary and Jazz. He became a finalist at national dance competitions and received an invitation to compete internationally in St Petersburg, Russia.
At the age of 21, Johannes left South Africa to work on the internationally renowned Italian cruise liner Costa. Persistence and experience saw this young, vibrant South African given more responsibilities including choreographing, teaching new dancers, and then eventually being promoted to Dance Captain. In 2018, he was invited to join the debut season of the international hit show,Dancing With The Stars, in South Africa.
Johannes toured the world in the international dance show Burn The Floor before being headhunted by Strictly Come Dancing. He moved to the UK to dance on the flagship BBC show. In his second series, he was partnered with Catherine Tyldesley and danced the first same-sex routine with fellow Strictly star Graziano Di Prima.
In 2020, he danced with Caroline Quentin and reached week seven in a shorter BAFTA-nominated season. He will return to the ballroom for his fourth series in September.
The UK Tour of Johannes Radebe: Freedom is presented by ROYO.
DATES – 2022
March 16 Bridlington Spa Pavilion
17 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
18 Ipswich Regent Theatre
19 Northampton Royal and Derngate
20 Newcastle Theatre Royal
22 Barnstaple Queens Theatre
23 Guildford G Live
26 Peterborough New Theatre
27 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
30 Bromley Churchill Theatre
April 3 Sheffield City Hall
6 Manchester Opera House
7 Poole Lighthouse
8 Dartford Orchard Theatre
9 Bradford St Georges Hall
10 Birmingham Alexandra
12 York Grand Opera House
15 Aberdeen Music Hall
16 Glasgow SEC Armadillo
17 Edinburgh King’s Theatre
21 Grimsby Auditorium
22 Carlisle Sands Centre
23 Hull City Hall
24 Llandudno Venue Cymru
25 Cardiff St David’s Hall
26 Blackpool Winter Gardens
27 Torquay Princess Theatre
29 New Brighton Floral Pavilion
30 Bath The Forum
May 1 Canterbury Marlowe Theatre