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Dancers bring the glamour of Hollywood to Bermuda

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Few people physically get the chance to experience the glitz and glamour of an award’s ceremony — with larger than life music, staging and theatricals.

But locals can get a taste of the buzz and excitement of shows like the Academy Awards and Country Music Awards this weekend — through In Motion School of Dance’s latest showcase entitled ‘The Award Goes To ...’.

Talented young dancers will be striving to bring these awards ceremonies to life, with dance performances that pay tribute to arts, music, science, sports and modern culture.

Director Lizz Pimentel said the showcase aims to go beyond what a typical recital might; it also serves to show off the hard work and talents exhibited by scores of local dance students.

“In Motion takes pride in the fact we don’t present what people typically define as a ‘recital’. We go out of our way to make it a dance spectacle, and put lots of extras in it, to make it a performance.

“We believe in adding more technical aspects to the show, and believe in the theatrics of it, so in the scene about the Oscars we will have the golden statues on stage to add to the theme as well.

“The music and staging is more exciting so we create an all around professional feel, which is important for our dancers to experience.”

Ms Pimentel said the annual dance showcase has become a popular spring event, but they strive to make each year better, and provide both the audience, and dancers, with a memorable experience.

“We have seen a renewed commitment from our dancers this year that has translated to some of the best performances we have seen,” she said.

“Our choreographers have taken this opportunity to challenge the dancers with more challenging and dynamic choreography and the result is some of the most exciting pieces we have put on stage.”

Each scene will represent a different award show through dance, so while the Country Music Awards will see students showing off country dance moves; the routine for the MTV Video Music Awards might centre around pop or contemporary music.

This year’s event will highlight dance styles including ballet, tap, modern, and jazz, and will also feature scores of young people from toddler age and up.

Ms Pimentel said the showcase was a “landmark to the school”. Not only does it give novice dancers a chance to experience the joy and excitement of their first time on stage, more seasoned dancers get to show off their dedication and build lasting friendships before they go off to school.

“This show is a labour of love for so many students and it shines through during the performance,” she said.

“In Motion always strives to create a memorable performance and so far we haven’t disappointed. Audiences will walk away excited [to see that] the youth of Bermuda are capable of presenting a performance [which] will be memorable past its closing days.

“We hope that the community will support these students as they put their best foot forward and show what they have learned. We know they won’t be disappointed.”

‘The Award Goes To ...’ will be held at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall from Friday to Sunday; then from May 15-18.

Tickets, $29 for students and $39 for adults, are available online at www.inmotion.bm and premiertickets.bm.

Dancing duo: Two young ballerinas take the stage in rehersals for the upcoming In Motion show ‘The Award Goes To...’. Dancers will be performing a mix of genres from tap to jazz and trying to capture the atmosphere at some of the most popular award ceremonies, like the Academy Awards and CMAs.
In Motion dancers will take to the stage for their latest production paying tribute to the music and theatrics of various award shows like the Academy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

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Published May 08, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 07, 2013 at 3:47 pm)

Dancers bring the glamour of Hollywood to Bermuda

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