Originally from Brisbane, Choreographer, Aaron Cash is a talented performer and one of the original “Tap Dogs“. Early in his career, world-renowned choreographer Kenny Ortega (Dirty Dancing and High School Musical 1 & 2) cast Aaron in Cher’s Love Hurts Tour. This opportunity culminated in an impressive 10-year touring relationship as Cher’s lead dancer. His amazing talent drew the attention of many high-profile artists in the industry.
Direct from Cuba, Ballet Revolución – the show that has taken Europe by storm – returns to Australia for a national tour in April and May with a brand new production. Ballet Revolución is recharged, rebooted and ready for its Australian fans once again. casper spoke with
The Australian tour begins in Brisbane on 26 April followed by shows in Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Tickets go on sale on in late November.
Audiences all over the world simply cannot get enough of the Cuban dancers’ exuberant energy and contagious joy of life with which they turn any idea into an explosive and intense performance. With breathtaking twists, daring jumps and sensual moves from ballet to street dance, Ballet Revolución has already thrilled audiences in sold-out shows from Singapore to Berlin, Vienna and London.
“An irresistible Cuban cocktail of ferocious sensuality,” raved The Australian after their previous show’s world premiere in Sydney. Some of Cuba’s most talented artists dance to Latin American music with R&B and hip hop to produce a mix of modern dance styles and elegant ballet with Afro-Cuban dance traditions. “It is dazzlingly fast-paced, humorous and sizzlingly hot- blooded,” gushed the Daily Express after the sold-out performances in London, while the Tagesspiegel wrote after the German premiere in Berlin: “Once the Cuban dancers get going with their athletic bodies and exuberant temperament, it gets really hot.”
The dancers were trained at one of the world’s most prestigious dance institutions in their home country, the Escuela Nacional de Arte, with its renowned faculty of modern dance, and at the famous Escuela Nacional de Ballet for classical dance. Dance training is strongly promoted in Cuba, as dance means more than art: on the Caribbean island, it means “life”.
Leading Australian choreographer Aaron Cash, along with Cuban choreographer Roclan Gonzalez Chavez, blend breathtaking contemporary moves with salsa and Cuban dance to produce a unique fusion, resulting in an explosion of unbridled passion and raw energy, with a distinctly Cuban flavour.
Boundless passion, attractive sensuality, stunning athleticism and exuberant joy of life, Ballet Revolución combines it all in a fireball of emotions that no one can escape.
Strictly limited season, Ballet Revolución returns to Australia in April and May.
Friday 27th and Sunday 29th April, 2018 – QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE QLD – Bookings: QTix 136 246 or www.qpac.com.au
Tuesday 1st May, 2018 – ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WA – Bookings: (08) 9844 5005 or 1300 795 012
Wednesday 2nd May, 2018 – BUNBURY REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WA – Bookings: 1300 661 272
Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th May, 2018 – CROWN THEATRE, PERTH WA – Bookings: 136 100 Ticketmaster or www.ticketmaster.com.au
Wednesday 9th to Thursday 10th May, 2018 – CANBERRA THEATRE, ACT – Bookings: (02) 6275 2700
Friday 11th and Sunday 13th May, 2018 – STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW – Bookings: 1300 139 588 or www.ticketmaster.com.au
Wednesday 16th May, 2018 – FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE VIC – Bookings: (03) 9784 1060
Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th May, 2018 – STATE THEATRE, ARTS CENTRE, MELBOURNE VIC – Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 136 166 or Arts Centre 1300 182 183
Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th May, 2018 – FESTIVAL THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA – Bookings: BASS 131 246 or www.bass.net.au
It pumps you up, delivers and endorphin high! – The Guardian, London
It is dazzlingly fast paced, humorous and sizzlingly hot-blooded – Daily Express, London
Full of dynamic formation and exciting momentum – The Times, London
Irresistible Cuban cocktail of ferocious sensuality.
Everything was done with effortless cohesion and precision which made it all look so easy. Next plane to Havana anyone? – The Australian