Flawless masterclass competition winners

To celebrate Flawless’ new hit show Chase the Dream, we launched a competition with kiss100 radio station. The four winners; Fauzia, Maryan, Olivia and Lucy were lucky enough to participate in an exclusive master class today with Flawless members Marlon and Anthony.

We spoke to the four girls and they gave their responses:

Fauzia: Really good fun – great to rehearse a full routine.

Maryan: Good to work with great guys that are really nice.

Olivia: They broke the routine down for us and made it really easy to learn.

Lucy: The overall experience was really good fun.

Click here for more details about Flawless: Chase the Dream at Southbank Centre.

London International Mime Festival on Radio 4

Upswing’s Vicki Amedume was on Midweek with Libby Purves this morning, ahead of her Southbank Centre appearance in January.

Vicki talks about how she ran away with the circus after completing a pharmacology degree. She describes her new show Fallen, which combines acrobatics, dance, animation and shadow-play and tells the story of a refugee. Vicki explains: ‘The piece is inspired by my experiences and my mother’s experiences coming to the UK.’ The opening sequence is about that feeling of not having control of your life anymore.’ She also talks about the spiritual, supernatural element of the show.

Upswing’s Fallen is at the Southbank Centre as part of the London International Mime Festival .

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

Click here Listen to Vicki on Midweek (33:30 –41:00).

Get to know… Flawless!

Flawless’ hit show Chase the Dream opens tonight at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. We caught up with the guys earlier to ask them our quick questions.

Flawless: Chase the Dream

Flawless: Chase the Dream

Nathan ‘Oddey’ Kabs

Paul ‘Breaker’ Samuels

Simon ‘Shock’ Smith

Neo

What do you fear the most?
Breaker: I fear losing my mum the most.
Shock: Messing up on stage in front of thousands of people!
Neo: The fear of losing the closest people to me.

Which mobile number do you call the most?
Oddey: I call my mum’s mobile number the most.
Breaker: My little brother’s.
Shock: 118 118!

What – or where – is perfection?
Oddey: Perfection to me is someone who doesn’t get too complacent in what he or she does. There’s always room for improvement and don’t settle down for nothing less.
Breaker: Whilst I’m training listening to music.
Neo: Perfection defines the journey of Flawless!

Who is your favourite hero from fiction (book/comic/film/opera) – and why?
Oddey:
My favourite hero would have to be Batman, just because everything about him is dark and his car is the one thing that makes me like Batman ever more.
Breaker: Spawn because when I was little I always thought he was cool.
Shock: Spiderman because he saved lives because of his power and I feel my power is being an artist an inspiring the younger generation and it could save their lives if they chase their dreams and make it happen.
Neo: Peter Petrelli from Heroes because he had the ability to gain everyone’s power.

What’s your favourite ritual?
Oddey:
Living the dream, waking up with a smile knowing that I’m going to dance/perform/train.
Breaker: Getting home, chilling and playing PS3!
Shock: Waking up every morning and living my dream.
Neo: Our group prayer before every performance. It gets me focused and ready for the performance.

Which living person do you most admire (and why)?
Oddey:
The person I admire most is my dad, because if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have been the person who I am today in many ways, such as growing up on the correct path and having my future business plans sorted.
Breaker: Popping Pete because he has shown no matter how old you are or get, you can always chase your dreams by doing what you love.
Shock: Usher because he is inspires me to work hard.
Neo: My mother. She is a strong and determined person who has taught me to always be positive and do what I love.

What other talent or skill would you like to possess?
Breaker:
Speak other languages.
Shock: Sing, fashion designer and act.
Neo: I’ve always wanted to be able to sing!

Tell us about a special memory you have of Southbank Centre?
Oddey:
The special memory which I have of the Southbank Centre is performing in front of a sold out Flawless show event.
Shock: Doing the National Movie Awards at Southbank for Streetdance 3D the movie.
Neo: Finding out that Flawless were going to have a show at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall!

If you could programme your ideal Southbank Centre show, which artists (living or dead) would you bring together?
Oddey:
My ideal Southbank Centre show would be to have Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Usher and Flawless all on the same stage and creating the biggest dance/singing show ever.
Shock: Flawless, Michael Jackson, Usher, Drake, N.E.R.D, JAY-Z, Beyonce, Cirque du Soleil, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Royal Ballet, China Olympics. Huge movie directors, huge fashion designers.

What’s your favourite website?
Oddey:
My favourite website would have to be Google! This site never fails to help me when I need it!
Breaker: YouTube
Neo: Well I’m always checking my Facebook!

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Oddey:
Most important life has taught me is that, when you believe in yourself and want to achieve something GO FOR IT! Never let anyone tell you different. Chase your dream.
Shock: Learn from your mistakes and never give up.
Neo: That everything happens for a reason.

What is the most played piece of music on your MP3 player or in your CD collection?
Oddey:
The most played music is Michael Jackson ‘Smooth Criminal’ live on the Bad tour.
Breaker: Dwele – I think I love U
Shock: Cold Play
Neo: Alicia Keys feat. Drake – Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)

Flawless: Chase the Dream at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall 21 – 23 December, 2010. Book tickets here

More performances added for The Lost Voice

The Lost Voice returns to Southbank Centre this Christmas and four more performances have been added!

The performance will now run at 11am and 2pm every day from Saturday 18th December until Thursday 23rd December.

Full of noise, song and live beatboxing The Lost Voice is a captivating show for children from four to eight and adults who haven’t quite grown up.

For more information and to book tickets please click here.

Check out the video below: