Direct from Cuba, Ballet Revolución – the show that has taken Europe by storm – returns to Australia for a national tour in June and July with a brand new production. Ballet Revolución is recharged, rebooted and ready for its Australian fans once again. The Australian tour begins in Canberra on 22 June followed by shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Audiences all over the world simply cannot get enough of the Cuban dancers’ exuberant energy and contagious joy of life with which they turn any idea into an explosive and intense performance. With breathtaking twists, daring jumps and sensual moves from ballet to street dance, Ballet Revolución has already thrilled audiences in sold-out shows from Singapore to Berlin, Vienna and London.
“An irresistible Cuban cocktail of ferocious sensuality,” raved The Australian after their previous show’s world premiere in Sydney. Some of Cuba’s most talented artists dance to Latin American music with R&B and hip hop to produce a mix of modern dance styles and elegant ballet with Afro-Cuban dance traditions. “It is dazzlingly fast-paced, humorous and sizzlingly hot-blooded,” gushed the Daily Express after the sold-out performances in London, while the Tagesspiegel wrote after the German premiere in Berlin: “Once the Cuban dancers get going with their athletic bodies and exuberant temperament, it gets really hot.”
The dancers are backed by the eight-strong Ballet Revolución Live-Band, praised by The West Australian as “A sensational live band!” International number 1 hits from Sia, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Usher, Lorde, Jessie J, Rihanna, J LO and others ignite the fire of the 19 highly trained dancers, allowing them to let their tremendous versatility, musicality and passion run free while infecting the audience with this mood in no time.
The dancers were trained at one of the world’s most prestigious dance institutions in their home country, the Escuela Nacional de Arte, with its renowned faculty of modern dance, and at the famous Escuela Nacional de Ballet for classical dance. Dance training is strongly promoted in Cuba, as dance means more than art: on the Caribbean island, it means “life”.
Leading Australian choreographer Aaron Cash, along with Cuban choreographer Roclan Gonzalez Chavez, blend breathtaking contemporary moves with salsa and Cuban dance to produce a unique fusion, resulting in an explosion of unbridled passion and raw energy, with a distinctly Cuban flavour.
Boundless passion, attractive sensuality, stunning athleticism and exuberant joy of life, Ballet Revolución combines it all in a fireball of emotions that no one can escape. Strictly limited season, Ballet Revolución returns to Australia in June and July.
WOLLONGONG: WIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, June 23, 2015
CANBERRA: CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE, June 24, 2015
SYDNEY: STATE THEATRE, June 25 – 28, 2015
MELBOURNE: STATE THEATRE, July 1 – 5, 2015
FRANKSTON: FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE, July 7, 2015
BRISBANE: CONCERT HALL, QPAC, July 9 – 12, 2015
ADELAIDE: HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE, July 14 – 19, 2015
PERTH: REGAL THEATRE, July 21 – 31, 2015