The organisers of November’s Erotica consumer event have dropped plans to call the stage show Strictly Erotica following the threat of legal action by the BBC, makers of the Strictly Come Dancing television programme. Instead the Erotica show will now be called Dance Seduction, though it’s content and performers – which include ex-Strictly Come Dancing stars Andrew Cuerden and Hanna Haarala – will remain unchanged.
Daily Mail Online quoted a BBC spokesman as saying: “The BBC takes the protection of its brands extremely seriously and we believe that the association of our well-established family programme with such an event is clearly damaging.”
But one Mail reader commented after the story: “Should show the Erotica show on BBC instead – I’m sure it would be a lot less boring!”
At Erotica, which takes place at London’s Olympia from November 18th – 21st, dancers Andrew Cuerden and Hanna Haarala will lead a professional dance troupe through a showcase of ballroom and Latin American moves that explore the erotica of dance and how it has evolved.
Visitors to the Erotica will also be able to unwind in Erotica’s lap dancing club, which will have separate shows catering for male and female visitors, lust after the DreamBoys and experience spanking new gay and lesbian performances. Other attractions at 2011’s event will include the TGirl Bar and Fetish Zone and there will be a number of workshops which will cover topics such as erotic writing while Mistress Josephine will be giving out dominatrix tips.
For more information visit www.erotica-uk.com