All hail Cuban Revolu­cion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Dance -

DE­SPITE its Cuban ori­gins, Bal­let Revolu­cion has a strong con­nec­tion to Perth – the pro­duc­tion made its de­but here four years ago.

Dancer Ale­jan­dro Perez Fer­nan­dez has been with the show since its in­cep­tion and said he looked for­ward to their re­turn sea­son at Re­gal Theatre with a new pro­duc­tion from July 21.

“It’s a city dear to the hearts of ev­ery­one in Bal­let Revolu­cion be­cause it’s where it started,” Fer­nan­dez said.

“We have a lot of re­spect for the Perth au­di­ences who wel­comed us for the first time.” The 27-year-old Cuban con­tem­po­rary dancer, who

grad­u­ated from the Es­cuela Na­cional de Arte, said he al­ways had an in­cli­na­tion to­wards all things artis­tic.

“When I started danc­ing I found a way to canalise all the artis­tic energy I wanted to ex­press in the way I could dance and act to the mu­sic,” he said.

“It was the best medium to ex­press my artis­tic me.”

Fer­nan­dez said he was at­tracted to Bal­let Revolu­cion, chore­ographed by Cuban Ro­clan Gon­za­lez Chavez and Aus­tralian Aaron Cash, first by its energy and then by its con­cept.

“The au­di­ence def­i­nitely re­ceives a pure, raw Cuban energy from the stage, which has to do with the joy we have when we per­form, “Fer­nan­dez said. “The idea be­hind the show to mix con­tem­po­rary and clas­si­cal dance for a con­tem­po­rary dancer was very in­ter­est­ing and a chal­lenge.

“I thought it would help me grow as a dancer and al­low me to dis­cover more about my­self.”

The 19 dancers are sup­ported by the eight-piece Bal­let Revolu­cion live band play­ing hits from Sia and Bruno Mars to Bey­once, Usher, Lorde and Jen­nifer Lopez.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group has 10 dou­ble passes to give away to Bal­let Revolu­cion on July 21. En­ter at www.com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au be­fore July 6.

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