UBISOFT BRINGS JUST DANCE – THE NUMBER ONE MUSIC VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE – TO LIFE IN AN IMMMERSIVE, STAGED PRODUCTION
CHICAGO—THIS WEEKEND! Ubisoft announced today its first foray in to live entertainment experience with a pilot tour of JUST DANCE LIVE, an immersive and interactive experience, based on the #1 music video game franchise of all time. The tour will play locally at Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago (March 15-18).
“Expanding the 2D world of the video games in to a vivid 3D universe, JUST DANCE LIVE celebrates the characters, costumes, moves and music that more than 120 million global Just Dancers know and love, while providing an exciting new escape for fun seekers of all ages,” said Hinde Daoui, Live Entertainment producer, Ubisoft.
JUST DANCE LIVE is an explosive 2+ hour experience, where the world of JUST DANCE comes alive like never before. Part stage show, part audience-involvement, fans play an integral role in the show—from walking the red carpet, to mingling with other JUST DANCERS, to transforming their hair and makeup looks in the “Get Ready For it” zone -- all before entering a thrilling live performance that surrounds audience members.
The pilot tour will stop at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago (March 15-18). Following Chicago, the tour will visit Revention Music Center in Houston (March 22-25) and the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles (March 29-31). Tickets for all cities are available on presale now to Ubisoft Club Members, on presale on Ticketmaster.com beginning October 30 at 10am EST and will go on sale to the public Thursday, November 2 at 10am EST, on Ticketmaster.com.
Regular ticket prices start at $45. A limited number of specially priced family four packs are available for each performance—early birds can receive four tickets for the price of three (a 25% savings)! A limited amount of VIP packages ($95-$99) are also available and include priority entry to the show, exclusive merchandise (Glow Up Glasses, Exclusive Draw String Bag and VIP Glow Laminate), a JUST DANCE in-game reward and a VIP meet & greet with cast after the show.
“We’ve partnered with the best of the live entertainment industry to create a live experience that will only continue to build on the strong foundation of our games,” said Hinde Daoui.
JUST DANCE LIVE was developed by some of the leading creators of live entertainment experiences in the world, helmed by Creative Director Kim Gavin, with production design by Stufish Entertainment Architects and production management by Stufish Productions.
Kim Gavin is the creative and innovative force behind some of the most spectacular events ever seen by audiences worldwide. For more than 20 years, Kim has been one of the UK’s leading talents in the field of stage direction and choreography, contributing to TV shows and live events including The Brit Awards, Mobo Awards, Golden Jubilee ‘Party At The Palace’, ‘Concert for Diana’, ‘The Royal Variety Show’, ‘Children In Need Rocks The Albert Hall’, ‘Help For Heroes Concert’, opening ceremonies for the Invictus Games and Rugby World Cup and most recently, the immersive ‘The Sessions – A Live Re-Staging of The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios’ and multi-disciplinary spectacle ‘Intimissimi On Ice’. Kim was widely praised for his work as the Artistic Director of the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, one of Britain’s most prolific events on the global stage. Kim has worked alongside the biggest names in music, dance and sports, including, Westlife, Pink, Robbie Williams, world famous ballerina Darcey Bussell, opera singer Katherine Jenkins and gold medalists Torvill & Dean. Kim has also continued a longstanding relationship with Take That, as Artistic Director for their UK and European tours, including their first ever ‘in-the-round’ tour in 2017 which was called ‘bonkers but beautiful’ (Birmingham Mail), ‘a flaming carnival of pop’ (The Guardian) and ‘something to behold’ (Telegraph). Kim is Director of The Band musical that made its worldwide debut in September, breaking box office records as the fastest selling UK theatre tour ever.
Stufish is a global architecture, design and production studio whose work redefines the live entertainment experience— from designing the venue and sets to fully realizing a show’s creation and production. Stufish’s theatrical projects include KÀ, Believe and Viva Elvis for Cirque du Soleil and Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers in Las Vegas, Bear Grylls (including production services, script development and show direction) and their own production SOHO. Stufish has worked with some of the biggest names in music (including The Rolling Stones, U2, Pink Floyd, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, One Direction, Robbie Williams, Queen & Adam Lambert), international events (including Dragon Quest Live 2016, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics 2008 and the Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou), live TV productions such as Buckingham Palace Jubilee Concerts for HM the Queen and other live shows for BBC, ITV, MTV and VH1, and four NFL Super Bowl halftime shows. Stufish was the first firm ever to design all architectural and show elements for the award-winning Dai Show Theatre building as well as the interior, set and stage design for its acrobatic water show. In addition to other cultural entertainment buildings in China (the Han Show theatre, Wanda Movie Park and Nanchang Wanda Mall), Stufish has designed installations including the Millennium Show at the Dome in London, and the ‘Big O’ at Yeosu Expo2012 in South Korea, and most recently, the acclaimed Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains in the V&A Museum in London.
For more information on JUST DANCE LIVE, visit justdancelive.com.