TV Times

‘Dance Aid’ for tsunami victims
By Sanath Weerasuriya
‘Dance-Aid’, a two hour dance performance by top ballroom and Latin Dancers in Sri Lanka will come alive at the Bishop’s College Auditorium on Sunday, February 27 at 7.30 pm.

Dance Aid is organized by Sri Lanka Girl Guides, Association to raise funds for their disaster service in Tsunami areas. All proceeds of the ‘Dance-Aid’ show will be channelled towards Tsunami victims.

‘The top personalities on the dance floor from the four top dance schools in Sri Lanka will be featured at this show. They are “With My Feet’ (Naomi Rajaratnam’s), Antonio’s Dance Circle (Toni Fernandez), El Latino (Kevin Nugera’s) and Dance world (Anushan Perera’s)

This two hour show will feature nearly 20 dance items from different dance forms such as Ballroom, Latin American, Modern, Jazz, Salsa, Tango and rock n’ roll, With My Feet begin their segment with O Fortuna, the depiction of the carnivorous animal and its relentless tamer.

Next they are set to take you through all the colour and tinsel of Bombay and a Tango of three, where two beautiful females vie for the attention of one man. They stop along on the way at contemporary, jazz, and free style that will surely rock you.

The blend of East and West that has taken the world by storm today, and the trend is followed on stage with the “Fusion” Culminating the segment with mercurial movements Latin America’s jive transpires in full rhythmic force.

El Latino together with Dance World will perform six items. These items will be choreographed by Kevin Nugara and Anushan Perera, both experienced Latin American Dancers who have become Sri Lanka’s Dance Champions.

There will be a Salsa performed by El Latino and Anushan will perform a Rumba solo. Antonio’s Dance Circle consists a team of young and talented dancers from the ages of 9 years and onwards.

They are lucky to be trained by Antonio Fernandez the qualified teacher of Latin and Ballroom dancing in Sri Lanka. His students, who have gone on to win local and international championships, have brought fame and honour to the country.

Antonio’s Dance Circle will perform some of the popular dance items at the Dance Aid. Darshana Wijesuriya of Footwork will be handling the production of the mega Dance Aid Show.

The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association, via its Tsunami Relief Task Force, aims to provide relief to the victims of the disaster in several ways.‘The funds raised from this project will be utilized for these special projects’ said a spokesperson from Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association.


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