by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move
The last time I got to go this nuts at a dance show was like… NEVER!
Fun seekers alert…
Ubisoft opened its first live Los Angeles entertainment experience with its pilot tour of JUST DANCE LIVE, at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday evening – an immersive and interactive show, based on the #1 music video game franchise of all time.
Featuring hits from Pharrell Williams, Jessie J., Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and many more, fans played a leading role in the 2+ hour part stage, part audience-involvement experience. (Tickets $25-$45 – showtime 7pm)
We (kids of all shapes, sizes…and ages!) selfied on the red carpet, mingled with colorful costume characters and pre-show hobnobbed with JUST DANCE LIVE dancers. We got Splat Hair rainbow-colored and blink-light lit faces glittered in the ‘Get Ready For It’ zone; ate pizza, pop corn & pretzels and even got to cartoon ourselves on screen during the pre-live stage dance contest, all before entering the super high energy, surround sound and dance spectacular of unending fun that also included a team sing-along. It was awesome!
Gia On The Move posted some live coverage on our Instagram account. Check it out!
The tour has played Miami Beach, Chicago and Houston; it completes at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles (March 29-31).
“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. We are thrilled to include a wide range of amazing, high energy songs from the Just Dance game in the live production. Participants will have a blast at JUST DANCE LIVE, following the iconic moves of the JUST DANCE choreography performed by our cast of 16 incredible dancers.” said Hinde Daoui, Live Entertainment producer, Ubisoft.
The JUST DANCE LIVE Song list included:
Sexy and I know it – LMFAO
Nitro Bot – Sentai Express
Automaton – Jamiroquai
Rasputin – Boney M.
A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry
Watch Me (Whip/ Nae Nae) – Silentó
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers Ft. Daya
HandClap – Fitz and the Tantrums
I Love It – Icona Pop Ft. Charli XCX
Animals – Martin Garrix
Crucified – In the style of Army of Lovers
Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
Applause – Lady Gaga
Happy – Pharrell Williams
The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) – Ylvis
All You Gotta Do – The Just Dance Band
Let’s Groove – Equinox Stars in the style of Earth, Wind And Fire
Photo (above): JUST DANCE LIVE ©Amy Boyle Photography