ALADDIN BALLET ADAPTATION OF OOZING WITH YOUNG TALENT!
The dancers sure pay an energetic tribute to the original with precise dance movements and beats
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.