Dancing culture in Ukraine: New French-Ukrainian dancing project launched in Kyiv

18:21 Sep. 16, 2016

New French-Ukrainian dancing project launched in Kyiv

Future ballet is based on hip hop style (Ukraine Today/Emil Durov)

The project members are working on a modern ballet with hip-hop elements

The French-Ukrainian troop starts rehearsals to present a show next February. The choreographer, Brahim Bouchelaghem from France, plans to combine different dancing style – both classic and modern, together with hip-hop and break-dance.

20 Ukrainian dancers will work hard for five months. In early February, they, together with the French choreographer, will present a contemporary ballet piece to a Ukrainian audience. The storyline will be improvised on during rehearsals.

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The performance still doesn't have a name, but it will have its own unique music for sure. Ukrainian composer, whose name remains a secret,  will create an original score for the show.

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The performance will be presented on the stage of the National Operetta of Ukraine in February 2017. After that, the troupe will tour with the show around French cities. 

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