October 16th, 2012
Magic, romance and sparkle filled the stage when ballet dancers performed the fairytale Sleeping Beauty in Shrewsbury.
Russian State Ballet and Opera House arrived at Theatre Severn this weekend and on Saturday its members danced out the story of a princess who slept for 100 years.
Story – Sleeping beauty
Wicked Fairy Carabosse curses Queen Aurora at her baptism foretelling she will die on her Sixteenth wedding after pricking her handy on a knitting needle. But the Lilac Fairy softens the strike by modifying the fortune; instead of passing away she will rest until a royal prince kisses her.
The dancing company put on a mesmerizing development of the much-loved dancing which taken the audience’s interest from the moment the curtain lifted.
Guzel Syleymanova, the ballerina who danced the part of Queen Aurora, provided a sterling performance. Every shift and gesture was conducted with quality and on her experience was a grin which shown the emotions of the 16 year-old elegant. Her experience movement also conducted a key part when her character’s handy was pricked by the needle.
This last act was the wedding of Queen Aurora and Royal prince Wish which involved visitor performances from Little Red Ridinghood and the hair, Cinderella and her prince and Queen Florine and the Bluebird.
Puss in Boots and the White cat also arrived and gave a great performance where even the dancers’ hands gestured like paws.
The huge outfits were shiny and vibrant with whites, pink, lilacs and doldrums and ornamented with glimmer that glittered in the level light.The sets were also amazing creating the back drop of a huge building and also a woodlands dense with results in.
The night saw viewers members booing at the wicked fairy, having a laugh at the gently spread comedy and giving a great circular of applause as the performers took their final bow.
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April 20th, 2012
In the show represented “The Empathy Hearts,” the duo will give a performance called “Hand in Hand”, which has made their name internationally.
28-year-old Zhai Xiaowei lost his left leg when he was 4, while Ma Li lost her right arm in an accident in 1996 when she was 19.
The pair met each other in 2005 and then encouraged each other to practice ballet. In 2007, their “Hand in Hand” performance won the Silver prize in CCTV’s (China’s national TV channel) Dance Contest, which attracted around 7,000 participants.
“The Empathy Hearts” is to be held by the Hanoi-based Family and Children magazine, the Capital Communications Corporation, and the city’s Red Cross, and will also feature a number of local artists.
Also at the show, around VND4billion (US$200,000) will be handed over to children with congenital cardiac diseases as well as disabled kids and dioxin victims across the country.
“The Empathy Hearts” will take place at 8pm on April 21 at the Hanoi Opera House at 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District.
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November 6th, 2009
Paying respect to late actor Patrick Swayze, dancers in New York City honored him with a posthumous honour for his contribution to the industry. The star, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year (Sept09), skilled as a ballet dancer before he began his career on Broadway with roles in hit musicals ‘Grease’ and ‘Chicago’.
His fancy footwork helped him to land his breakthrough film role in 1987 movie ‘Dirty Dancing’, reports The Daily Express. Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, was present at the annual fundraiser for Career Transition for Dancers— a aid organization which helps dancers whose careers have been cut short by injury.
She went to the stage to collect the Rolex Dance Award on Swayze’s behalf. And in a tearful acceptance speech, she said that her husband is now “dancing with the angels.”
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February 18th, 2009
“Balanchine and Bujones” was a program launched by Orlando Ballet Company on Friday with elating dance by the two B’s George Balanchine and Fernando Bujones. In spite of the change of directors and economic recession, the new director of the Orlando Ballet Robert Hill made it a HIT.
The first half showcased George Balanchine’s light and moody ballet and the second half was taken over by best of Fernando Bujones comprehensive compilation. It was tough for the audience to decide who the best was, whether it was George Balanchine the greatest choreographer of the 20th century or Fernando Bujones the magnificent dancer who restructured Orlando Ballet Company.
The show began with George Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie, a Balanchine style with flying footwork and meltingly elegant arms to the pulse of Mikhail Glinka’s music, which will make our hearts, melt. Balanchine’s grand Gershwin-suite style showcased his talent as his touch of speed and embraces the classical Russian ballet, which testifies it to be the American ballet.
Bujones Clair de Lune, a lyrical duet accompanied by Jacqueline Compton and performed with piano onstage gave the show a poignant touch.
Fernando Bujones the magnificent dancer
George Balanchine’s light and moody ballet
George Balanchine the greatest choreographer of the 20th century
‘Balanchine and Bujones
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