Tuesday, July 6, 2010

DANCE DIVISION WINS THE TWO TOP AWARDS


NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS COLLEGE DANCE DIVISION WINS THE TWO TOP AWARDS AT THE NEW PRAGUE DANCE FESTIVAL IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC.
David Pospisil, general director of the New Prague Dance Festival, presents Dean Lewis with the "Grand Prix" - the top honor at the Festival - for the New World Dance Ensemble


At the final performance of the New Prague Dance Festive 2010, the New World School of the Arts got a standing ovation for the third time in a row. After the performance, awards were announced for best choreography, best dancers in many styles and two grand prizes.

The final two grand prizes were won by the New World School of the Arts College Dance Division. The first was a special award not juried by the international panel of judges, but awarded by the director of the festival for a company that moved him with their talent, professionalism, and ability to move audiences. The second and final - juried - award was the GRISHKO INTERNATIONAL AWARD:  the top prize given by the partner of the New Prague dance festival. We will be sending home the two Bohemian crystal awards, and the 1,000.00 Euros prize money!

The New World Dance Ensemble is very proud to be the winner of these two prestigious awards.

Facts:

27 dance groups, from 15 countries, presented over 47 choreographic works, performed by over 500 dancers.

Participating schools and companies:

6 from the US, 2 from Italy, 5 from Belgium, 3 from Israel, and groups from  Japan, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland, India, South Africa, Tajikistan, Austria, Great Britain, South Korea




Dancer Yang Hsien Yang with Dean Lewis holding the Director's Special Award







New World Dance Ensemble and Dean Daniel Lewis onstage at the awards ceremony after winning the "Grand Prix"





We made friends with many dancers from around the world - this is on the boat ride down the River Vltava.

Classes and Performances




Some fun tourist pictures







Modern Art

Side trip

On our way to closing night party and then home.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

The door to the Conservatory, the classes begin
The Studio












Some Repairs Needed

JAZZ CLASS
video


Mozart Premiered Don Giovanni on October 10th 1787 in this theater.
FIRST PERFORMANCE

We were the only school to get a standing ovation


QUOTE OF THE DAY

VERONICA CATO

Had a great and amazing performance!...i am sooo grateful and blessed to have this opportunity...All of the New World School of the Arts dancers did great and each and every one of you make me stronger as a person and a dancer...love you all and can't wait to dance with ALL of you guys and knock the other two performances out...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Our First Few Days

We are visiting museums & castles, meeting dancers from all over the world. Rehearsals started in the hotel meeting room for two days, then at the theater for spacing rehearsals and lighting. Below are some photos of rehearsals and sightseeing trips. The culture and beauty of this city is wonderful. We will not be able to send pictures of rehearsals or performances in the theater as photography is not allowed in the theater.

Lara Murphy giving a warm-up at the Hotel



Sara Matry-Guerre in hotel doing warm-up.  We can not get into the Theater until July 2nd.


Warm-up video video


At Prague Castle,  Lots of art, gold and silver.





Visited the Jewish Ghetto, a moving experience.
Kristen sees a little bit of home.

Visiting the John Lennon Wall
Quote of the day by Bienela Herrera:

GREAT DAY SO FAR..HAD TECH REALLY EARLY 8AM BUT OVERALL IT WENT GREAT..WENT SHOPPING - WHO DOES NOT LOVE THAT ESPECIALLY IN PRAGUE YEYY..TOOK A NAP& HAD SOME THERAPY FROM MS. MAUREEN THANK U:) GETTING READY FOR 3 PERFORMANCE IN PRAGUE N 3 CLASSES PER DAY (BALLET-MODERN-JAZZ) WORK !! YEY