Channel Seven is producing an event series based on the iconic 80’s film Dirty Dancing.
The Real Dirty Dancing gives eight Australian celebrities the chance to travel to the United States where “Kellerman’s Resort” was filmed in Virginia and will undergo an immersive Dirty Dancing experience, learning the dance routines from the film under the guidance of choreographers Todd McKenney and Kym Johnson.
The winners will be chosen to perform as Baby and Johnny in a one-off theatre performance back in Australia, where they will recreate the final dance to ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of my Life’, including that famous lift. All eight celebrities will take to the stage that night showcasing dance sequences from the film.
The celebrity cast dancing dirty are:
Hugh Sheridan, Actor
Anne Edmonds, Comedian
Firass Dirani, Actor
Anna Heinrich, Media Personality
Jamie Durie, Presenter
Jessica Rowe, Journalist/Presenter/Author
Jude Bolton, AFL Commentator
Stephanie Rice, Retired Olympic Swimmer
Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “Steeped in nostalgia, this heartfelt, funny and sexy series will give our celebrities and viewers at home the time of their life.”
CO-CEO of Eureka Productions, Chris Culvenor, said: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating one of the most-loved movies of all-time with this epic event series on Seven.”
Lionsgate’s President of International Television and Digital Distribution, Agapy Kapouranis, commented: “It’s exciting to see one of our beloved properties revived in such a fun and unique way on Channel Seven through the creativity of our partners at Eureka Productions. The Real Dirty Dancing underlines the power of Lionsgate’s content catalogue, including formats that travel the world and resonate with a global audience.”
The Real Dirty Dancing is a Eureka Productions production based on a format by global content leader Lionsgate. Filming commences next month in Virginia. Seven will release ticketing details for the Australian stage performance soon.