Tuesday, July 5

Johannes Radebe: Freedom UK Tour Comes to Manchester

TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe is thrilled to be presenting his first UK Tour, Johannes Radebe: Freedom, which comes to The Manchester Opera House on the 6th April 2022.

Johannes Radebe: Freedom is 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, South Africa, Johannes Radebe started dancing when he was seven.  He was fascinated by the discipline and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin.  Over 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.

LISTING

Johannes Radebe: Freedon

Manchester Opera House

6th April 2022

www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester

0844 871 7615*

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JOHANNES RADEBE

Born and talent-nurtured in Zamdela Sasolburg, Johannes Radebe started dancing at the tender age of 7. He was fascinated by the discipline and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin. Over the next 13 years, Johannes competed in local competitions working himself up the Latin ranks, with top honours, eventually adding ballroom and different dance styles like African Contemporary and Jazz to provincial colours for Gauteng, being a finalist at national dance competitions and getting an invitation to compete internationally in St Petersburg, Russia.

At the age of 21, Johannes left the shores of South Africa to work on the internationally renowned Italian cruise liner “Costa”. Travelling the world and doing what he loved opened up a whole new perspective on what life could hold for him. 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.

After an exhilarating 2 years of travelling the world and showcasing South African talent at its best, Johannes desired to return home. When the offer came to join the 2018 debut season of the international hit show, Dancing with the Stars in South Africa, it was an opportunity he simply could not refuse. The debut season of Dancing with the Stars was a massive success and that platform once again threw Johannes into the international spotlight.

Johannes was head-hunted by Strictly Come Dancing UK and moved to London to dance on the flagship BBC show. Series 1, the audience loved him and on his second series he was lucky enough to be partnered with Catherine Tyldesley and also dance the first same-sex routine with fellow Strictly star Graziano Di Prima. His Red Carpet Routine in heels sent the nation Crazy.  Last season he danced with Caroline Quentin and reached week 7 in a shorter BAFTA Nominated season. He will return to the ballroom for his fourth season in September. 

Other TV appearances include Saturday Mash Up Live, Morning Live, The One Show, Lorraine, This Morning and BBC Breakfast. 

Johannes has been officially announced to be competing in Celebrity Masterchef due to air in the Summer – and can be seen on The Strictly The Professionals UK Tour 2021.

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