- 3rd Annual Ballet Expose
- Around 80 participants performed ballet and salsa dance forms in traditional ballet attire
- A unique mother-daughter performance
Jaipur, 30 April: The 3rd Annual Ballet Expose enthralled the Jaipurites with its unique and innovative fusion ballet choreography event today at Birla Auditorium. The expose this year was based on the theme ‘Get Addicted to Happiness’. The event was organised by Jaipur’s dance studio, Stripes Inc., Shree Cement Ltd., We Care, Raghu Sinha Mala Mathur Charity Trust and Adbhut Jewells.
The programme began with a ‘Devi Stuti’ which was fusion of Semi-Classical and Ballet dance forms by renowned Kalbelia and Bhawai dancer, Laxmi Surana and Founder of dance studio Stripes Inc., Adittee Somani.
Following this, performers of varying age groups danced to well-known English tunes like ‘Sugar Sugar’, ‘Dilly Dilly’, ‘Raindrops on Roses’, ‘Daddy Cool’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Shine’, ‘Cheap Thrills’, among others. There was also a Salsa performance on Bollywood number ‘Girls like to swing’ and Shakira’s popular track ‘Waka Waka’.
The audience also witnessed the captivating mother-daughter ballet in the evening. Five mother-daughter pairs presented ballet dance wearing the classical ballet attire – tutus. It is noteworthy that, these mothers did not have any dance background but performed just for their little daughters aged between 4 to 7 years.
The ladies also shook a leg to Lou Bega’s upbeat number Mambo No 5 and Bollywood song Darling. Another highlight of the show was the “Salsalarinas” who were essentially ballerinas performing Salsa dance. All participants also wore traditional ballerina shoes of different colours.
The Ballet Expose ended on a high note with the young dancers coming to the aisles and front area. They performed enthusiastically to Bollywood songs Channa Mereya and Love You Zindagi filling the whole auditorium with positivity and energy.
The show featured around 80 participants who performed to ballet and salsa dance forms on authentic Latin and Bollywood tunes as well as to Scherzo Classical music. Apart from one classical ballet dance performance, the other performances were essentially experimental fusion.