If you have missed the Varekai show (Friday 10th February 2017), do not worry because Le Cirque du Soleil is having several touring dates in pretty much each city! Right now, they are touring in Europe, so if you’d like to watch their live performance, book your tickets on Ticketmaster:
I took these two pictures at the show start to show you a bit the decor, lighting and costumes!👏🎭🎪
If you have already missed the shows in your city, I am happy to share with you beautiful pictures of their programme as well as the full show in a video!😉
VAREKAI SHOW PROGRAMME AND STORY PLOT
First, let me share with you a slideshow of the programme explaining you a little bit more the Varekai’s story plot! Please note that not all pictures from the programme are included. I sampled the most important ones to understand the story!
And now, although I wasn’t allowed to film or take further pictures, I have some good news for you!✨👍 I have found on YouTube the complete show filmed!😍🎁
VAREKAI FULL SHOW IN VIDEO
You will be able to enjoy as well their live music bringing an additional touch to the already incredible show!🎤🎻🎷🎸
And you, did you go and watch the live show? What did you think about it? Share with us your impressions!
The summer has been filled so far with lots of open-air festivals in Hamburg (Germany), even if the weather hasn’t always been perfect! I attended the Duckstein festival at Magdeburg Harbour (in front of and next to the International Maritime Museum).
As you may have already guessed, Duckstein, the main festival sponsor, is a brewery. This brewery sells beers such as the Bavarian classic Hefeweiss, Pilsner, Dunkel and Altbier.
MAINLY ADULT AUDIENCE
The festival, due to its sponsor, was more adult-oriented. Shows during week time took place only in the evenings.
Furthermore, as you would probably be figuring out when visiting the festival website, you must be over 16 years of age to view its content. 16 years old is the minimum age to drink beers in Germany.
However, some of the shows were also open to families, in particular the circus shows.
For more information about this festival running in different cities of Germany during summertime, check their website.
DUCKSTEIN FESTIVAL PICTURES
Please find below few pictures of the festival (slideshow):
DUCKSTEIN FESTIVAL LIVE SHOW RECORDINGS
BIG DADDY WILSON
I watched the wonderful and witty Big Daddy Wilson acoustic blues band with soul and gospel influences from Southern United States.
Big Daddy Wilson is originally from Edenton, North Carolina, where he sang in church. Then, he lived pretty much a country boy’s life. He didn’t know nor breakthrough with blues music back then.
Other artists such as Champion Jack Dupree, Louisiana Red, Eddie Boyd made Europe their home. They brought the blues with them and succeeded here better than in the U.S. And now there´s Big Daddy Wilson, an American singer and songwriter who found his home in Northern Germany.
But something is different regarding Big Daddy Wilson. When he came over from the U.S. there was no blues music in his baggage. He truly discovered his love for blues coming to Germany, where he has been awarded ‘Best Acoustic Artist’ in the Blues category.
His music is a fusion of gipsy queen from New Orleans, beats Jamaica-style as well as swing.
If you would like to buy his music or merchandise, check his website. You can also follow him on Facebook andYoutube.
KATAY SANTOS CIRCUS STREET SHOW
Later on, I had a good laugh watching the funny and interactive acrobatic Santos Circus street show, coming all the way from Venezuela.
Katay Santos street circus artist started learning Capoeira in 1998, where he began to develop strong skills in:
In 2003, he studied at the National Circus School in Havana, Cuba. Then he studied at the Acrobatics Art School in Wuqiao, China (2007-2008) where he learned:
Handstand in High Chairs,
In 2006, he became a part of the regular staff at many professional circus and theatre companies in Venezuela. Back then, he created his own shows as “Santos y Bigotes”, “A Chinese Tale” and “Santos Circus Show”.
Since then, he has been touring extensively over 100 cities worldwide, entertaining a variety of audiences.
For more information about him and his travelling circus, check his website. You can also follow him on Facebook and Youtube.
As you can see from the below picture, Bray Summer Festival lines up lots of cool acts for both adults and children like the B-Xtreme breakdance crew. If you haven’t made it this weekend, don’t worry as it will still continue until the start of August 2014!
B-XTREME CREW MEMBERS
I have had the pleasure to attend the B-Xtreme high-energy acrobatic interactive breakdancing show at the Bray Summerfest.
The crew is composed of 3 dancers from New York City, USA:
Anthony Ready Rosa
Christopher Cuba Munoz
Jose Mini Collon.
THEIR PERFORMANCES AND AWARDS
These award-winning performers have not only brought dance from the streets but have exhibited their talents to:
films and special events around the world.
They performed at the well known America’s Got Talent TV show in 2013.
Their shows are packed with:
and the hottest dance moves.
By combining their cutting-edge dance choreography with performing talents, they deliver an unforgettable experience that leaves crowds cheering for more.
I filmed their live performance on Saturday 12th July in Bray. They both delivered a brilliant dance routine and got the audience involved.
So sit tight and watch the whole video! Follow them on Facebook if you like!
For fans of Diversity Crew and hip hop styles dances or even acro balance, this is a post-event review in pictures and videos, you don’t want to miss out!
I have been lucky to be able to attend the Diversity Limitless show at the O2, Dublin, Ireland, last Saturday 30th November 2013.
First of all, to my amazement, the show wasn’t only about new style hip hop and the crew itself but gathered different dancers, gymnasts, magicians, and musicians.
I have taken some pictures and videos of the event as well as gathered information about the dancers, acrobats, and illusionist who took part in the event.
Now, let me do a brief presentation of the artists (with their pictures) who are not part of the Diversity Crew itself:
Antoine Marc was born in Martinique (French Caribbean Island) and started to dance ballet at 4 years of age at the Caribbean Ballet School of Betty Bylon. He has also been an aerialist and acrobat, working for international productions.
Ling started dancing in 2004 as a self-taught b-boy, becoming part of the dance group trinity warriors in 2008. He has also become a worldwide competitor.
Acropolis is composed of female and male international elite Great Britain medal-winning acrobats and gymnasts.
Boadicea dance company was brought together by leading female artist Rhimes Lecointe (street dance 3D and into the hoods) to be a kink in the realm hip hop and commercial dance.
Frazer ‘Freeze’ Bennett is a music producer, composer, and mashup artist from Bournemouth, UK, who fuses urban music with orchestral arrangements, funk, soul, hip hop, R’n’B, pop, dubstep and electronic music.
James Moore is a master illusionist doing all his tricks ‘live’ with no camera edits or special edits.
Secondly, you will find below a snapshot of the show story plot:
Finally, you will find below a diaporama of pictures taken during the event as well as videos from some of their choreography: