Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Ballet Revolución

Ballet Rev Generic 30 from STEAM on Vimeo.

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.

---- ENDS ----

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>


Howard Davis: Review - The Cosmic Dance Of 'String Theory'

Fly My Pretties sixth album is quite possibly their best yet - a concept album in the best sense, with superb arrangements, funky grooves, and some great vocalizing, all organized around the lyrical leitmotif of string theory. More>>

Non-Natural History: Dinosaur Eggs 'Discovered' At Auckland Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens plant curators have unearthed what are thought to be prehistoric dinosaur eggs in the Gondwana Forest section of the expansive garden in Manurewa... In fact, the “dinosaur eggs” are part of an innovative, larger-than-life dinosaur performance and display featuring a raptor, a crested therapod and a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. More>>

For The Birds: Kōkako Crowned Bird Of The Year

The Kōkako has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of close competition and heated campaigning. More>>

ALSO:

  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news