LAS VEGAS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What sort of birthday gift do you get a buffet that already has everything including 25,000 square feet, dining spaces for 600 guests, over one million visitors in less than a year, accolades such as being voted the #1 Buffet by USA Today and serves more than 500 dishes daily? A big dance number of course. And, that's just what happened at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace when Emmy-nominated dancer/choreographer Travis Wall of Fox's hit show So You Think You Can Dance and co-founder of Shaping Sound, along with eight of his talented friends took over the expansive buffet and created a one-of-a-kind epic dance sequence celebrating the ground-breaking culinary paradise.
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In honor of the $17 million Bacchanal Buffet's first birthday, Wall joined forces with Caesars Palace in creating the lavish dance number and video that showcases the talent, athleticism and expertise of the dancers while highlighting the fantastic array of culinary offerings and the sleek design of the space. From flipping off of the furniture to breathtaking pirouettes, dancing on the tables to synchronized plate manipulation, Wall expertly utilizes all of the artistic tools at his disposal to create a mesmerizing dance performance.
"With Bacchanal we took a big risk and thankfully, it turned out to be a game changer," explains Gary Selesner, Caesars Entertainment regional president. "We broke all the rules when we launched one year ago and the reception has exceeded all of our expectations. We have people lining up not only to eat the amazing food which is prepared in nine live kitchens, but also to be part of a new dining social experience. We are proud to have transformed the perception of what a Las Vegas buffet is and can be."
"We had a blast working at the Bacchanal Buffet," Wall explains. "The space really lends itself to creativity – the different elements of wood, steel and glass all made for great backdrops and dance surfaces. When I was first approached to choreograph and perform a number in the middle of a Las Vegas buffet, I wasn't sure what I would come up with, but I was completely inspired by the space, the design elements, and of course, the food. The hardest part was actually dancing around the abundance of food that all looked and smelled so delicious. But, it turns out it was pretty convenient too as we worked up an appetite."
Choreographed by Wall, who in a recent episode of SYTYCD was lauded by the judges for his creative genius, several SYTYCD alum joined forces for this special project including: season one winner and co-founder of Shaping Sound Nick Lazzarini; top-four-SYTYCD-finisher Kayla Radomski; performer Albert Blaise Cattafi; SYTYCD All-Star, Shaping Sound member and star of "All The Right Moves" Jaime Goodwin; Shaping Sound members and SYTYCD alum Kayla Kalbfleisch and Channing Cooke; Dancer Adrian Lee, who appeared with Wall on his reality-based Oxygen channel show "All The Right Moves," and world Champion gymnast Dom Palange, rounding out the skillful ensemble.
Wall's background in dance and choreography is extraordinary. Residing in both New York and Los Angeles, he is a resident choreographer and guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. After a recent performance, guest judge and actress Jenna Elfman told Travis Wall, "Your choreography is perfection so full of artistry." Executive Producer and Judge Nigel Lythgoe commented, "You're a genius."
Since opening in September 2012, Bacchanal Buffet has set a new standard for Las Vegas buffets and continues to redefine the buffet experience by offering more than 500 dishes made-fresh daily by a team of specialized chefs who oversee the preparation of the food in nine open interactive kitchens. In its first year alone, Bacchanal Buffet has been named Number One Buffet in Las Vegas by USA Today, The Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Weekly. Serving an astounding 3,000 – 3,500 guest's daily, the Bacchanal Buffet recently welcomed its one millionth visitor who was awarded a special Caesars Palace prize package. Bacchanal has become a major hotspot and favorite among locals, travelers and celebrities. The restaurant has hosted film legends such as Morgan Freeman and Bradley Cooper, renowned chefs including Guy Savoy, Giada De Laurentiis and Gordon Ramsay and super model Tyra Banks.
Overlooking the world-famous Garden of the Gods pool oasis at Caesars Palace, Bacchanal Buffet serves more than 500 dishes daily in a 25,000 square foot extraordinarily modern and inviting space that seats 600, designed by internationally renowned firm Super Potato.
Video with caption: "Three-time Emmy nominated choreographer and dancer Travis Wall creates and calls on his dancing friends, including So You Think You Can Dance alum, to perform an original dance number in celebration of award-winning Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace's milestone first birthday. Upon opening, Bacchanal Buffet redefined the Las Vegas buffet with over 500 items prepared fresh daily in the $17 million buffet. Continuing on the trend of innovative approaches, the award winning buffet now has its own music video." Video available at: http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/FX-MM76834-20130910-1.mp4
Image with caption: "The award-winning Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace celebrates its first birthday by teaming up with three-time Emmy nominated choreographer, Travis Wall, to create an innovative dance number in the $17 million buffet. Bacchanal changed the landscape of the Las Vegas buffet when it opened last year with its nine show case kitchens creating over 500 items daily by a team of classically-trained chefs, all overlooking the stunning Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130910/LA76834-a
Image with caption: "Travis Wall and his fellow dancers use every surface in Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace in the original dance number celebrating its first birthday. Bacchanal continues to reinvent the iconic Las Vegas buffet with up to 15 daily specials, over 40 international dishes added since opening and a team of talented chefs recruited from Michelin-starred kitchens around the country. These strides have been recognized by awards from around the country including USA Today's Best Buffet in Las Vegas, Vegas Seven's best desserts in Las Vegas and Las Vegas Review Journal's Best Buffet." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130910/LA76834-b
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