Spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance

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250 local per­form­ers aged be­tween seven and 30 will grace one stage tonight for the Aerial An­gels Academy and Ikin Dance’s Spec­tac­u­lar show. The onenight-only pro­duc­tion will fea­ture themed dances, sports aer­o­bics, cheer­lead­ing, ac­ro­bat­ics, trapeze, aerial shows and vo­cal per­form­ers. Sue Por­rett, of Aerial An­gels Academy, says Spec­tac­u­lar is the re­sult of 12 months of hard work. ‘‘Th­ese stu­dents are the fu­ture of the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. This is a show­case of how far they have come in a year. We are fill­ing back­stage to the brim with Gold Coast tal­ent. A lot of peo­ple don’t re­alise we have so much tal­ent here.’’ Spec­tac­u­lar made its sold-out de­but at the Arts Cen­tre last year, and Por­rett says she and An­thony Ikin are hop­ing to take the show to new heights in 2013. ‘‘We want it to be a yearly event. Next year we will do two days of shows,’’ she says. ‘‘We are think­ing of tak­ing the show on the road, maybe to Bris­bane. It’s of that size and style to make it good enough to play in other lo­ca­tions.’’ Por­rett says there will be a few sur­prises in tonight’s show. ‘‘There are a lot of scenes from dif­fer­ent coun­tries. There’s French can-can, Bol­ly­wood and Ori­en­tal,’’ she says. ‘‘There will be lots of ‘wows’. We have some world cham­pi­ons in the mix as well as spe­cial guest stars from So You Think You Can Dance.’’

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The Aerial An­gels Academy and Ikin Dance plays The Arts Cen­tre tonight at 7pm. Tick­ets are $38.50.

An­thony Ikin and Sue Por­rett

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