Dancers dazzle at Royal Albert Hall
Classical Indian act performs at annual Dance Proms
Young dancers from Edgware’s Sujata Banerjee Dance Company were jumping for joy earlier this month following their show-stopping performance at this year’s Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
The 13-strong group dazzled audiences with their kathak routine, ‘Basant’ and were just one of 22 acts to perform at the annual event.
Organised jointly by three of the UK’s leading dance organisations, together with the RAH, the Dance proms showcase the best young dance talent across the world in one spectacular night.
Sujata Banerjee, school founder, said: “Taking part in Dance Proms 2015 was a truly incredible experience for our dancers – they all loved performing at the Royal Albert Hall and to share an iconic stage with celebrity guest acts was a dream come true.
“It’s great for the students to have this opportunity to see what their peers are up to, and performing in the finale, with all 450 dancers, was an experience they will cherish.”
Dance Proms was hosted by Matt Flint, and students shared the stage with guest performers - Royal Ballet principal Nehemia Kish and First Soloist Yuhui Choe, who performed the Grand pas de deux from Act II of the Nutcrackers.
Meanwhile Lukas Macfarlane, featuring Dance UnTitled, performed the passionate contemporary style piece ‘Falling’.
The spectacular annual event is attended by dance critics, talent scouts and dozens of top names from the dance world.
Patrons include Matt Flint, Lukas McFarlane, Arlene Phillips CBE and Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer.