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Cut and pasted from the Sadler's Wells Website:
Ballet Revolución, Ballet with Attitude, Direct from Cuba
Wednesday 6 to Saturday 23 March
After impressing London audiences last year with their raw athleticism and Cuban charm, the cast of Ballet Revolución are back with a bang as they return to Sadler's Wells Peacock Theatre for a limited three-week run.
Ballet Revolución is an explosive fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and hip hop, performed by a company of supremely talented Cuban dancers, many of whom have trained at Cuba’s most prestigious conservatoires such as the Escuela Nacional de Arte.
Watch as they burst onto the stage with breathtaking twists, audacious jumps and sensual moves in this adrenaline-fuelled dance sensation, to a soundtrack of popular hits from Shakira, Beyoncé, J-Lo and many more, played by the Ballet Revolución live band.
Choreographed by Aaron Cash and Roclan Gonzalez Chavez, Ballet Revolución has enjoyed sell-out performances in Sydney, Singapore, Berlin and Vienna.
For the full production details and to buy tickets follow the link:
Photo credit: http://www.sadlerswells.com/show/Ballet-Revolucion-2013/gallery
I originally posted this review in May 2012. I am re-running it now because Ballet Revolución are returning to the Peacock Theatre in March 2013.
Raks's Review: May 2012
I don't really have the language to talk about dance so what I will say about this show is that it was high energy, high impact, fast and furious, non-stop, colourful, vibrant and I loved it!
This is advertised as "Ballet with Attitude" but it is unlike any Ballet I have ever seen before!
There was a real range and depth of variety in the dance styles and the music. I really liked that.
The male dancers were just phenomenal. They were masculine (100%), strong, powerful, fit, hot and their dancing was just mind-blowing. Their technique was exceptional. Any boys and young men watching this would realise very quickly that dancing is not for sissies, but for masculine, strong, powerful, athletic men. They would see that dancing was cool, hip and street. It was a great advertisement for dance full-stop.
The live band, and the live music, made all the difference, and took the show to another level. I loved especially the focus and emphasis on rhythm, drums and percussion. And the songs couldn't get any better - I especially loved Shakira's "Hips don't lie" and Ricky Martin's classic "She bangs, she bangs"!
The whole show was just overflowing with the joy of life. There was a real party atmosphere throughout the show, but especially at the end. It was a spectacle and a carnival all rolled into one.
More of these types of cutting-edge "raw" shows in London's West End please!
To give you a flavour, here is the trailer: