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Ballet Revolución

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MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
(For Immediate Release)


The Ballet Revolución Company and ATA ALLSTAR ARTISTS PTY LTD present

Ballet Revolución


The sensational all-Cuban dance show comes to Auckland for an exclusive season at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Tue 11th – Sun 16th June 2013

Tickets go on sale Saturday 16th February 2013
0800 BUY TICKETS or www.buytickets.co.nz


Ballet Revolución’s young Cuban dancers let their athletic bodies do the talking anywhere in the world: audiences cannot get enough of their exuberant energy and contagious joy of life with which they turn any idea into an explosive and intense performance. With breathtaking twists, daring jumps and sensual moves from ballet to street dance, Ballet Revolución has already impressed audiences in sold-out shows from Sydney and Singapore to Berlin, Vienna and London.

“An irresistable Cuban cocktail of ferocious sensuality.”, raved The Australian
after the show’s world premiere in Sydney. Some of Cuba’s most talented artists dance on Latin American music with R&B and hip hop to produce a mix of modern dance styles and elegant ballet with Afro-Cuban dance traditions. “It is dazzlingly fast-paced, humorus and sizzlingly hotblooded.”; gushed the Daily Express on the sold-out guest performances in London, while the Tagesspiegel wrote after the German premiere in Berlin: “Once the Cuban dancers get going with their athletic bodies and exuberant temperament, it gets really hot.”

This is partly due to the eight-strong Ballet Revolución Live-Band, praised by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as a “A spectacular live band!” International number 1 hits from Shakira, Ricky Martin, Beyoncé, Enrique Iglesias, J LO and others ignite the fire of the 19 highly trained dancers allowing them to let their tremendous versatility, musicality and passion run free while infecting the audience with this mood in no time.

The dancers were trained at one of the world’s most prestigious dance institutions in their home country, the Escuela Nacional de Arte , with its renowned faculty of modern dance, and at the famous Escuela Nacional de Ballet for classical dance. Dance training is strongly promoted in Cuba, as dance means more than art on the
Caribbean island, it means life. The dancers thus unite in their movements a unique Cuban expression with the highest dancing virtuosity.

Boundless passion, attractive sensuality, stunning athleticism and exuberant joy of life- Ballet Revolución combines it all in a fireball of emotions that no one can escape.

Video: https://vimeo.com/59704980


S o n g l i s t

Don Quixote | Classical Ballet
Cumbanchero | Rafael Hernandez
Yeah 3X | Chris Brown
If I were a Boy | Beyonce
Single Ladies | Beyonce
Hero | Enrique Iglesias
Mambo No 8 | Perez Prado
Lola‘s Mambo | Juan Luis Guerra
Mas Que Nada | Sergio Mendes
Hips Don‘t Lie | Shakira
On the Floor | J LO
Santa Maria (Tango) | Gotan Project
Concierto de Aranjuez| Joaquin Rodrigo
No Woman No Cry | Bob Marley
DJ Got us Fallin in Love Again | Usher
Forget You | Cee Lo Green
Roxanne | Sting
Red Corvette | Prince
Purple Rain | Prince
She Bangs | Ricky Martin

Subject to change

Choreographers


Aaron Cash
Originally from Brisbane, Aaron Cash is a talented performer and one of the original 'Tap Dogs'. Early in his career, world renowned choreographer Kenny Ortega (Dirty Dancing and High School Musical 1 & 2 ) cast Aaron in Cher’s Love Hurts Tour. This opportunity culminated in an impressive 10-year touring relationship as Cher’s lead dancer. His amazing talent drew the attention of many high-profile artists in the industry.

In the early 1990’s, Twyla Tharp hand-picked Aaron to become her personal Pas de Deux partner and the legendary Mikhail Baryshnikov added Aaron to their world tour. His innovative and creative skills as a performer, choreographer, and artistic consultant are now highly sought after the world over. He has consulted in a variety of mediums, from his work with Wet Design (the company responsible for the Belagio fountain in Las Vegas) on their fountain at Steven Wynn’s latest luxury hotel in Macao, China to serving as the personal tango coach for Jolie Richardson on Nip/Tuck . Aaron is the face of Johnny Walker’s worldwide advertising campaign 'Human – Keep Walking' and recently completed the role of the Matador in the Los Angeles Opera’s production of La Traviata starring world-renowned soprano Rene Fleming. He has been featured in films such as Titanic and Hook , the recently released The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Bolt . His television credits include Scrubs and Nip/Tuck and the series debut of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, just to name a few. He travels the world extensively, hosting, coaching and teaching choreographic and dance seminars.


Roclan Gonzalez Chavez
Born in Cuba, Roclan Gonzalez Chavez studied at the prestigious Escuela Nacionales the Arte in Havana, graduating in 1996 with distinction in both contemporary and folkloric dance and was the only person in his year to be awarded a post graduate scholarship to study choreography. Since then, he has worked with most of Cuba‘s best known music and dance groups, including Omar Portuanda , Company Segundo , salsa big band Los Van Van and the world renowned Tropicana Cabaret . He is the main Choreographer for Cuban television ballet, which perform regularly on TV and state events. For the last five years, he has choreographed the national Cuban music awards, Cuba disco and many music videos for top Cuban bands. His recent international tours include choreographing the hit shows Lady Salsa, and The Kings of Salsa . Which have toured internationally for the last seven years in Europe, UK, Asia, Australia and USA to great critical acclaim. He has also worked extensively all over Latin America and studied many styles from this region from Brazilian samba, contemporary ballet to Argentinean tango. Roclan has an unrivalled understanding of the folkloric roots of salsa and Cuban dance, which he blends with breathtaking contemporary moves, producing a unique dance fusion. He is regarded as one of the most talented and versatile young choreographers to come out of Cuba in the last decade.

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