Ballet Revolucion, Cuban Dance Company Announce Auckland Season

Thursday 14 March 2013

Ballet Revolucion, Cuban Dance Company Announce Auckland Season

The sensational all-Cuban dance show comes to Auckland for an exclusive season Tue 11th – Sun 16th June 2013 

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.

Tickets go on sale Saturday 16th February.