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Dance Rush by YADA Dance Company

DANCE RUSH, as the show is called will be previewed in Malta on the 26th, 27th, 28th of October 2012 and 4th of November 2012 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

The company will then travel to the United States of America where it will launch the presence of the powerful and established name that lies in brand YADA. Opening night will be on the 11th of January 2013 and a series of 8 performances will be staged to an American public.

In an unprecedented event, a company of 30 Maltese dancers accompanied by a crew of 11 technical and artistic crew will PREMIER a YADA dance show in the heart of San Francisco at the prestigious Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

Felix Busuttil, founder and director of the company, holds a vision. In association with the American-based company, he wishes to bring over the company to the USA and engage this dance enterprise for a period of 5 years. During this period, the same show will tour all major cities of America and at the same time prepare a new show.

YADA will be the first Maltese dance company that will be performing in all its full force and glory on the west coast of America – YADA will however retain its identity and brand. That of a company that touches hearts, brings dance to the masses and dazzles with choreography, lights, visual effects, costumes and sound. YADA will become the dance ambassadors to Malta. Apart from bringing the dance spectacle that is YADA, the company will also introduce Malta to the millions of theatre-goers and bystanders who will come across the inflated marketing campaign that will promote the show.

DANCE RUSH will be the extension of a part of the 2009 25th Anniversary Celebration of the company. At the time, the piece closed the first act and was called AUGUST RUSH. Busuttil elaborated on the synopsis of the same movie AUGUST RUSH – the story of a young 12-year old who was orphaned but still believed that coming home will become a reality. Music is the power that brings families, friends, societies and cultures together. Music is all around us and all one has to do is simply be still and listen. Symphonies and compositions will attract the living parents back to their beloved son. With music ranging from the actual soundtrack of AUGUST RUSH mostly composed by Mark Mancina and other eclectic pieces such as Adele’s and John Miles’s together with the authentic sounds of Maltese born Etnika, William Camilleri, Red Electrik and DJ Ruby, the show promises to be a journey for the eyes, the ears and the soul. There shall also be classical hits composed by Vivaldi, Puccini and Bach. Costumes by the talented Charles and Ron, visual effects by Peter Howitt, sound by Manolito Galea, lights by Nexos and make-up by Diane Nikolic and Justin Brincat, DANCE RUSH will astound and amaze.

Direction by Felix Busuttil and choreography by Felix himself, Justin Roy Barker, Nina Winter, Daron Galea and Elaine Falzon – visiting the American based website or viewing the video on youtube by clicking here. You can also visit our blog with weekly updates on the show, dancers and the build up to the big day will give you a glimpse of this great Maltese endeavour.

One can also visit the official YADA Dance Company web-site

Dates from 27 October till 4 November, 2012
Venue at Valletta, MCC