This Wednesday we will be performing Anne Frank. Anne Frank premiered in April 2015 and was created for our company by the Brazilian choreographer Reginaldo Oliveira. I can not go into Anne Frank before talking a little bit more about Reginaldo. Reginaldo grew up in Rio de Janeiro, and after dancing with the Rio de … Continue reading Creating Anne Frank.
I am back in Germany after once again, having a wonderful time in Bangkok. I really love Thailand, and everything about it, but the people hold a special place in my heart, they are so kind and loving and compared to European standards, most of the population lives in extreme poverty, but they are so … Continue reading When in Bangkok, dance for the princess.
We arrived safely in Bangkok, and after a couple of delicious meals, and a Thai massage, it was time to get to work. When we arrived at the Theater today at 15:30pm, everything had already been set up for us, the costumes, the make-up stations, the sets... It takes even more work to do a … Continue reading Time to work.
Sometimes in the life of a professional dancer, you have to step back, analyze the situation and recognize your limits. This has been that kind of week for me. There is something with my foot that its not quite right, hopefully just an inflammation, but i have had pain for two weeks now. It could … Continue reading The art of patience.
On Tuesday, we will be flying to Bangkok, Thailand for a week to take part in the 18th International Festival of dance and music. Bangkok is the capital and most populated city in Thailand, the city, also known in Thai as Krung Thep (city of angels) is famous for its vibrant street life and cultural … Continue reading Bangkok: the city of angels.
Bringing a revival back should be an easy task. It turns out its no easy job. Replacing people who have gone or moved on to bigger roles can be time consuming and frustrating, specially if you have been doing it for the last five years. We have been working on Nutcracker for the last week, … Continue reading Rehearsals that literally crack you nuts.
We are already leaving to Thailand on Tuesday, and I wanted to prepare three pairs of shoes to be on the safe side. So that means, as long as I am awake and breathing, I will be sewing for the next couple of days....
Toi toi toi everyone!
Next Tuesday, the company will be boarding a plane to Bangkok in Thailand for two guest performances of The Nutcracker, a Christmas Carol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeAve5ua4ng&feature=youtu.be Our version of the Nutcracker was choreographed by Youri Vámos in 1988 for the Bonn Opera, and it has been a success ever since. Instead of telling the original story of … Continue reading The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol.