ALADDIN BAL­LET ADAP­TA­TION OF OOZ­ING WITH YOUNG TAL­ENT!

The dancers sure pay an en­er­getic trib­ute to the orig­i­nal with pre­cise dance move­ments and beats

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - LIFE - BY FAZMINA SAMAT

Upon seeing the ad­vert of the mu­si­cal “Aladdin” hosted by The Deanna School of Danc­ing and spon­sored by

Ma­rina Square, Stafford

In­ter­na­tional School and Haarima.com, it is by pure im­pulse to see what this mu­si­cal was all about. Since the re­make of the Disney “Aladdin” is show­cas­ing in cinema as we speak, the­atres around the world have lapped wave af­ter wave with many ver­sions de­rived from the clas­sic block­buster.

Yet, this adap­ta­tion of “Aladdin” that had a pres­ence of a large and young cast per­form­ing through the arts of bal­let cer­tainly had my heart rac­ing! The show's open­ing night on the 31st of May at the Bishop's Au­di­to­rium cer­tainly ex­ceeded my ex­pec­ta­tions. Di­rected and chore­ographed by Natalie and Natasha Jaya­suriya,

“Aladdin” was in­fec­tious and mis­chievous in spirit.

While this mu­si­cal tries to stick to the orig­i­nal­ity of the movie which is the vi­brant princess fall­ing in love with a com­moner, when the evil growls a helpful ge­nie makes his vet­eran pres­ence, the bal­let adap­ta­tion is no less of a story un­folded in the pure form of dance. The dancers sure pay an en­er­getic trib­ute to the orig­i­nal with pre­cise dance move­ments and beats that kept the au­di­ence toe tap­ping till the end! Not for­get­ting the vi­brant

Ge­nie, who danced and kept the au­di­ence en­ter­tained, let­ting us know that we are in for a great night! Ad­ding to this is the vil­lain­ous Ja­far who ex­e­cuted his role of evil rather metic­u­lously. Here are some of the thoughts made by the au­di­ence who were blown away by the per­for­mance.

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