Flawless - Chase The Dream
Streetdance – and a whole lot more
This article is from 2010.
Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Flawless strive for perfection on a daily basis. And, in their slick, fast-paced streetdance routines, it’s fair to say they’ve reached their goal. Not an arm or leg is out of place, the timing is razor sharp and the smile on your (and their) face tells you something good is going down.
That said, it’s hard to be flawless (with a lowercase ‘f’) when you’re performing inside an inflatable cow with little room for manoeuvre. Once this show hits the road, playing venues across the UK, it will inevitably stretch and grow into something quite special. So too Flawless themselves. This is the company’s first full-length show, and despite their unquestionable talent (‘one of the best acts I’ve ever seen’ according to Simon Cowell) you can’t help but feel that there’s a better show inside of them, which is exactly as it should be at this stage in their evolution.
For now, there are some surprises to be found in Chase the Dream. Alongside the heavy hip hop numbers and several homages to Michael Jackson (which are first rate, incidentally, Michael would be proud) are touches of contemporary dance and some thought-provoking scenes about how we live our lives. Flawless proved – and continue to prove – that Britain does indeed have talent, and we’re lucky to have them.
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