Meet the masters of extravaganza behind Billionaire Dubai's new show
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Ahead of the huge return of Billionaire Dubai on September 14, What’s On invites you to meet the masters of extravaganza behind the brilliant new show, as we shine a light on the people who make it happen.
The team works for months ahead of opening night to come up with the show, resulting in something fresh and new and ever-changing – no two weeks at Billionaire are ever the same. Following the dinner and a show experience, Billionaire effortlessly transforms into a full scale state of the art nightclub, where on September 16, Afrojack will be the guest DJ of honour.
Get to know the team behind Billionaire Dubai’s captivating show…
Michael and Dario are two brothers that descend from one of the oldest Italian circus dynasties: the Togni family. Their act, Icarian Games, is a traditional yet very rare circus acrobatic discipline and takes its name from the greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus as it expressed the human desire to fly. The performance is traditionally played by father and son, as the flyer is usually not heavier than a kid, however the brothers seek to challenge this as 85kg Dario impressively flips through the air.
Maria Hinojosa lives to be on stage. Having started rhythmic gymnastics at a young age, she went on to study ballroom dancing and compete in international competitions. Not only does she light up the stage every evening, but she also brings her creativity to the creation of the show, helping to coordinate and choreograph, as well as perform. Her powerful presence on the stage adds to the dramatically orchestrated show and helps to create an unforgettable experience for guests. Keep an eye out for her mesmerising flour performance.
Jacques is an actor, singer, dancer and master of ceremony, with an extensive background of incredible jobs on his CV. He started his musical career with Singin’ in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, Young Frankestein, Disco la comédie musicale, as well as Spamalot the Musical and Chicago the Musical. He worked as Master of ceremony with Les Zigotos, plus two seasons at Lio Ibiza and Lio Costa Smeralda Italy, and the Park Chinois London, among others.
Dust in the Wind
Britain’s Got Talent participants ‘Dust in the Wind’ are set to wow audiences at Billionaire with their unique circus act ‘Adagio’. Originating from Cuba, the incredible duo Julio and Maite have a history of performing on stage across the globe.
Spanish singer and actress, Sonia Egea, joined the Billionaire family in 2021, bringing her unique sound to the stage. Previously she was a lead singer and actress in musical theatre, which lead her to join the cast of The Bodyguard in 2019 and touring with the musical in Spain.
Billionaire Dubai, Taj Dubai, Business Bay, Tuesday to Sunday from Sept 14, 9pm ’til late. Tel: (0)4 510 3100. @billionairedubaiofficial