Global Village hosts number of shows
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, January 21 - 2013 at 13:05
- PRESS RELEASE
Global Village, the region's leading Cultural, Shopping and Entertainment family outdoor destination, is hosting a number of shows which kicked-off with the new year drawing a larger number of crowds and giving them a renewed feel of the cultural attraction.
The government owned folk group is the most important in Belarus as it represents the protocol of its respective homeland. With more than 150 artists including the orchestra, the group was formed more than 50 years ago and nurtured generations of talent and gifted performers until it made it to fame.
Behind the Scene
Eight performers were assigned to design the theme of the show for Global Village. According to Fedor, the team leader, all are professional talents as joining such a group requires at least eight years of ballet school in addition to daily training. Foremost, the shows are a mix of ballet finesse and flair, classic and traditional moves to reflect partially the Ukrainian - Russian folk but mostly Belarusian spirit.
Traditionally fashionable, the artists are dressed in their costumes to reflect the grandeur of older epochs. Steps in harmony with musical beats, at times the artists perform in couples and at times individually. "Daily training of 5 to 6 hours is a must", assured Fedor, the team leader, 'in order for them to keep up with almost 4 daily performances.'
The group was formed in Belgium more than 11 years ago to present 'crossover' circus shows. These shows are revamped by a mix of acrobatics and Juggling, dance and humor, and are spiced-up by the improvised professionals. A new generation of performers present 'feel good' and 'refreshing' shows which at times reflect modern theatrical acts, funny yet, puzzling.
Behind the Scene
5 youngsters were assigned to perform outside the boundaries of Europe, at Global Village and carry the same dynamism of amusing a new audience. Almost a play, it sheds the light on personal skills. The assigned team originates from different parts of Europe; Abdel and Jimmy are from France, Remy is from Switzerland, Edu and Cristo are from Spain but they are team members of the Belgian Cirq'ulation Locale.
Most have studied to gain this profession and two of them play for their national teams. It took them a month to prepare for the theme and present it at Global Village to make their trip a success.
The five players surround the trampoline and begin warming up, each trying to overpower the other with his moves and techniques. When it is show time, they run to prepare the scene. Beats of modern music guide their stunning moves, which are thrilling and dangerous at times, though funny and light hearted, allowing each player to express with his stunt.
Dza Nyonmo Dance Ensemble
The group was formed in 1996 in Ghana by young talents who had one mission, to preserve the heritage of West African dance. The 25 artists have revived and preserved West African tribal culture successfully; the main theme of the folk revolves around celebrating nature and its gifts from air and rain to harvest.
Beneath the African Mask
Ten artists were assigned to perform at Global Village and the team decided to perform the 'Bamaya' or rain dance to express Ghana's heritage and folk. The theme of the show revolves around the draught which took place in West Africa at the beginning of the 19th century. The chief of the tribe asks the women to go to the valley in search of the rain.
Later the rest of the tribe follows in an exhilarating performance on the drumbeats of the 'dondo' and 'luag'. "The performances take a lot of physical movements that require 3 to 4 hours of training every other day", assured Al Hassan, the team leader.
The Ambassadors of Africa
The show from Ghana reflects an exclusive cultural dimension of tribal Africa expressed in bright colors and straw. Having revived West African heritage, the ensemble, last year toured Brazil, Portugal, Bahamas, Togo, Benin and Nigeria to kick-off the New Year at Global Village.
Workshops for Children
All the new ensembles provide free workshops in the evening for children once a day, on Community Stage - depending on the schedule set up by the management. Children can learn some folk moves and team work in addition to the physical education and fun.
Shows within pavilions will continue at Global Village until the end of the season. A dedicated department is assigned to research the most recent and popular cultural and folk shows in the world in order to commission them to perform at Global Village. Additionally, the park's management consistently co-ordinates with investors to further prompt the diversity and quality of the shows so visitors can enjoy at best.
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