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Penza “S-Dance” school to present dance show “The Way” to celebrate 10th anniversary

18:00 | 03.02.2016 | Society


Penza, 3 February 2016. PenzaNews. The dance school “S-Dance” will be presenting its new dance show “The Way” at “Penza” cinema and concert hall on Saturday, February 27.

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During the two-hour program, the dancers will tell the audience their story over the 10 years of the group’s existence –from winners of regional competitions, to champions of Russia, Europe and the world. Some performances will be dedicated to the relentless struggle with themselves and the surroundings.

The event planners see “The Way” as an opportunity for Penza citizens to immerse themselves not only in the history fo “S-Dance,” but the hip-hop culture as a whole.

In additional, the performers aim to eradicate the bias towards their dance culture, and inspire the audience to follow dreams of their own.

The idea of a grand autobiographical show took several years to mature, and the approaching 10th anniversary of the group pushed them to summarize their achievements and gather the strength necessary for the big project, Lyudmila Redina, founder and head trainer of “S-Dance,” told PenzaNews agency.

According to her, they began preparing the new dance program, along with the costumes, art and documentary videoreels,music, lightning and 3D mapping, as early as in December, and the process is still actively ongoing.

“An autobiography show is a very difficult format. For you, the audience is both the partner in conversation and the judge. Your story must be familiar and easy to understand for it, but you absolutely must surpass its expectations with a powerful and beautiful delivery. I believe we will succeed in this experiment, like in many more over the 10 years, as we have experience, intuition, love for hard work, and a wonderful team,” she said.

In turn, Tatyana Kurdova, head of the Penza region Department of Culture and Archive, pointed out that the events that involve “S-Dance” always attract great attention – not only during fitness championships, but also on stages of concert halls.

“These performances are always rife with experimentation, they are made with talent and great delivery. My sincerest wishes of more artistic achievements and victories to the group,” she noted.

The dance school “S-Dance” has won over 90 competitions in Russia, the Netherlands, Serbia, Finland and the United States. The school produced over 1,000 master dancers, and around 300 future ones are in the process of education at the moment.

“S-Dance” has presented a total of 14 programs in Penza so far. One of them, a hip-hop rendition of “The Nutcracker,” won the grand prize of the Russian festival “Russian Student Spring 2014” and was included in the list of best top 10 performances of Project818 Russian Dance Festival 2014 in Moscow.

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