These dancers in this picture did an absolute amazing performance last night. It was so moving I had tears in my eyes.
I think "Amazing Artist" should be a new ballet company rank. Above principal dancer perhaps.
SHE SIZZLED. HE SMOLDERED. SPARKS FLEW. The Glamorous La Scala Ballet Principal Nicoletta Manni and her partner Timofej Andrijashenko danced Roland Petit's famous "Carmen" at Svetlana Lunkina's "Canada All Star Gala" this weekend in Toronto. She is one of the first ballerinas to remind me of Zize Jeanmarie who originated the role in all her glory, burning the stage every time she stepped on it as Carmen.
Yet one more remarkable achievement of the Canada A-S Ballet Gala--excellence in performance and respect for history.
Présentant d'extraordinaires duos, le Canada All-Star Ballet Gala mettait en valeur la qualité d'interprétation plus que les prouesses techniques. Grâce, émotion et spiritualité étaient au rendez-vous, et la soirée fut mémorable. Merci à Svetlana Lunkina d'avoir réuni toutes ces Étoiles qui m'ont procuré tant de bonheur samedi dernier, 28 octobre 2017, à Toronto. MERCI aux artistes qui se sont livrés corps et âmes.
All the performances were sublime!
The Beautiful--inside and out--National Ballet of Canada Star Svetlana Lunkina who is the Artistic Director of the show-stopping "Canada All Star Ballet Gala" with a cast of 17 Special Dancers, performed in Toronto tonight. A standing ovation was given by the entire audience. BRAVA, Sveta!
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I would love to see this. Simply beautiful.
It was an absolute pleasure to watch all of the dancers last night. The choreography was amazing and the dancers fulfilled each moment to perfection.
A CORNACOPIA OF RICHES. As Artistic Director, International Ballet Star Svetlana Lunkina presented the "Canada All Star Ballet Gala" in Toronto tonight with a cast of 17 Extraordinary Dancers from around the World and Canada - one of the most thoughtfully curated and spell-binding galas I've ever seen.
"I went to last Canada All Star Ballet Gala.... I recommend it SOOOOO MUCH....I sense a class trip! ; )"
"Thank you Svetlana Lunkina for giving your best and your all to mastering this spectacular night! Immense gratitude to all dancers for outstanding performances! It was truly breathtaking! Congratulations!"
"It was an unforgettable evening. The first of more to come, I hope. A real gem for Toronto. And congrats to all the organizers....well done!"
"What an AMAZING lineup,congratulations to you all."
"Such a beautiful bouquet of talents!!!! Congratulations to all!!!"
"It was a beautiful performance! We could not take our eyes off the stage at all. You were all amazing.. your movements were very graceful and exquisite"
"Beautiful talents performance! I really like the 50 pages magazine. Means a lots. Seems like a souvenir."
"Hats off to you, Svetlana, for organizing such a beautiful performance! It was a great pleasure to see so many wonderful dancers from all around the world, many of whom I had only ever seen on film. It was worth the trip from Calgary, and I will happily do it again."
"I went to see it and it was fantastic !!!"
"The first Canada All Star Ballet Gala - 11th February 2017 was mesmerizing! A constellation of artists! Sometimes I think I forgot to breathe and I felt there were a lot of ballet lovers in the audience. Thank you, Svetlana - we hope there will be many more to follow!"
"Congratulations, Svetlana!! <3 What a evening!!! The theater is packed and full of enthusiasm and love for ballet!!! I absolutely love the performances of all your friends from the world!!! Thank you for creating such an great opportunity!!! You are sparkling, the star of the evening!!!!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ "
"Congratulations!!! It was incredebly, unforgettable, inspiring performance !!! Can't eait to see it againg!!! Bravo !!! 💕 💕 "
"Гала было потрясающе... просто невероятно красиво и волнующе. Большое спасибо за огромный труд."
"OMG, there are so so many people!!!!! And the audience population is so culturally diverse!!! Lucky Canadians!!!!"
“Can’t wait! Shared“
“It sounds fantastic. Wish I could be there.”
"Wonderful!!! Can’t wait!!!!"
"This is the DREAM!"
"Are you going to bring it to New York too?"
"Amazing! Can’t wait!"
"It would be a dream!!! Success!!!!"
I really hope we can secure tickets before it is sold out.
"Svetlana, I am unbelievably happy about this gala and will definitely fly to Toronto for a chance to see you dance with Ruslan again. And if you were to dance a bit of Giselle together, it would be a dream come true!"
"This would be a wonderful Birthday present for me. Hint Hint.. Yes my birthday is February 11th. I hope we are able to attend along with your busy weekend that weekend. Hope we can fit it in. If you cannot attend I shall take a date… Perhaps it will inspire you for what you have to do… It will definitely be inspiring.. Sounds AWESOME … Maybe Others could join us… Clare Butler Athina Chuah Nesh, Evelyn Hart Nicole Renwick Tiffany Tam …"
"Waw, when in Europe?"
"Calendar marked!!! Exciting!!!"
"Marked!! Cant wait to see that"