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Dance is Life -Giovanni Pernice

Dance is Life


Giovanni Pernice is an Italian dancer and choreographer, best known as a professional dancer on the BBC One dance series Strictly Come Dancing. Pernice is the Italian Open Latin Dance Champion and the Guinness World Record holder for Jive kicks and flicks, as well as Charleston swivels.

Pernice has taken part in the national Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour in 2016. and again in 2017 as part of the professional dance troupe for group numbers and professional dances.

In 2018, Pernice announced his 2019 dance tour ‘Dance is Life’ and his appearance at ‘Dancing With The Stars Weekends’with his professional partner Luba Mushtuk

In 2016, Pernice announced his first dance tour ‘Dance is Life’, translated from the Italian expression ‘Il Ballo è Vita’. The tour comprised 32 dates in England, Scotland and Wales between April to July 2017 to positive reviews.The opening night was 26 April 2017 at The Albany Theatre, Coventry. The last performance took place on 23 July 2017 at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.


Presented by Strictly Theatre Ltd

Tuesday 26th March 8pm

The smash hit dance spectacular DANCE IS LIFE, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director, returns in 2019…..and Giovanni is ready to raise the temperature just a little bit more this time round!

The action packed production combines the Italian’s wit and charm, with outstanding music, sensational choreography, and stunning costumes by DSI.

DANCE IS LIFE features 7 other world class professional dancers, including Strictly’s newest pro, Luba Mushtuk, who returns as Giovanni’s leading lady once again, to continue their alluring partnership.

A showcase of wonderful Ballroom and Latin dances like the Paso Doble, the Waltz, the rumba, and the Jive, to name just a few, with a beautiful Italian theme running throughout the show.

So sit back, let yourself be transported to Sicily, and enjoy the story…

***** “Giovanni brings the house down!” Review of Dance is Life 2017

Tickets £30.50 / Concessions £28.50 (Including booking fee).