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Dirty dancing

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Dirty Dancing Lascive Dance in Quebec and New Brunswick) is a musical film American made by Emile Ardolino, released in 1987.

Summer 1963, Baby (Baby in VO) - real name Frédérique (Frances en VO) - 17-year-old daughter of a wealthy American family, spends her holidays with her parents and sister in the Catskill Mountains New York State at the Kellerman Family Pension. She is involved in the life of the employees of the pension and is confronted with a world that is completely foreign to her, that of dance. Despite her father's disagreement, Baby will have a love affair with Johnny, the institution's dance teacher, from a social background very different from that of the young woman.

The film is adapted for the 2004 stage in a musical under the title Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage. Produced by Jacobsen Entertainment in Australia for a budget of $ 6.5 million, the show is written by Eleanor Bergstein with the same songs as in the film, as well as some additional scenes. The musical direction is provided by Chong Lim (one of the music composers of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics), and the initial production includes Kym Valentine as Baby, and Josef Brown as Johnny. . The production is a commercial success selling over 200,000 tickets during its six months of operation. It was also sold out in Germany, and in the West End of London at the Aldwych Theater from 23 October 2006, boasting of being the strongest pre-sale in London's history ( more than 6 million pounds). In March 2011, more than a million people saw the musical in London and tickets are sold 6 months in advance. The production of the original West End ends in July 2011, after five years, before a two-year national tour. The show is then back in the West End at Piccadilly Theater, from July 13, 2013 to February 22, 2014 before resuming its tour of the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

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