From the moment It’s A Glam Thing stepped into BalletRED’s show at the Broad Stage Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, we knew we weren’t going to experience a ‘regular’ night at the ballet.
Outside the building’s doors was a massive celebrity and media red carpet that saw the likes of stars such as iconic actor Elliot Gould, hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks, and MTV’s Cameron Moulene & Katherine McNamara, amongst several other celebs, all coming out to support the show’s big debut.
Inside the theatre was an incredible display of art, hanging ballet slippers and composer Jealous Angel on ten-foot stilts overlooking the cocktail reception crowd while playing music for everyone to enjoy as they awaited entrance into the show.
Once the show began, nobody in the audience, myself included, could take their ears/eyes off the stage as the ballerinas, beautifully choreographed by Josie Walsh and their costumes, designed by Kiyomi Hara, had us all wanting more and more. The show consisted of three dance acts: Urban Angels, Convergence, and Texture of Time, and the flow of each with backing multimedia videos, lights, smoke and music, created an atmosphere unlike any other ballet.
Walking out of the show, It’s A Glam Thing overheard countless people speak of their admiration and respect for the show, and how they wish it didn’t have to end… a great sign for a debut show. It’s with this in mind we cannot wait to see what the BalletRED company has in store for future productions, as they are obviously onto something with their new style of ballet mixed with EDM-type music.
It’s A Glam Thing gives BalletRED two massive thumbs up!
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