Their performance pumps you up like a shot of adrenaline
Last Saturday, June 21, the Salle des Princes at the Grimaldi Forum vibrated with the athletic, sensual and free spirited dancers of Ballet Revolution whirling to the rhythm of Prince, Police, Rihanna, David Guetta and more. Classical dance mixed with salsa, afro-Cuban tunes, street dance and contemporary ballet. The nineteen dancers graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Arte of Havanna, Cuba, were choreographed by Roclan Gonzalez Chavez, the only dancer of his class to be awarded a post-graduate scholarship to study choreography, in collaboration with Aaron Cash from Australia, a talented performer and one of the original members of Tap Dogs. Together they created an incredible show for their second European tour. Accompanied by a live band of six musicians and two singers that interpreted the hits of Rihanna, Guetta in versions very close to the originals, the dancers connected the choreographies to a mind-blowing rhythm, succeeding street dance, acrobatics, pas de deux, pop and afro-Cuban. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos but I dared to use my iPhone without flash, and I was not the only one, so the images look more like paintings. But I included a video trailer so at least you get a taste of their stunning performance that pumps you up, like a shot of adrenaline. I got out of the theater felling totally energized!
Watch an interview with Roclan Gonzalez Chavez:
Watch the Ballet Revolution trailer: