This is just beautiful, compelling, and magical.
This is just beautiful, compelling, and magical.
This is one of my favourite pieces of alternative music. I have loved listening to ‘Day One’ for years.
One of my favourite pieces of contemporary music by composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi. Very relaxing and inspirational.
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Some photos that I found of the Jewish Bottle Dance scene from “Fiddler on the Roof”.
Some photos that I found of the Russian Dance scene from “Fiddler on the Roof”.
I am the smallest cheerleader on the far right… I am the one who always got thrown in the air! :D
*N2O is a company who specialise in field marketing, by using promotions personnel and entertainers who specialise in specific skills or talents to help promote companies, events, or brands. The people who are usually recruited include: Dancers, Actors, Models, Singers, Clowns, Magicians, Comedians, Artists, DJ’s, Circus Artists, Live Statues, Look-Alikes, Musicians, Puppeteers, and many many more talented people.
While working for a promotional company called N2O*, I was offered the chance to audition as a dancer and model for NIVEA to help promote the Cancer Reaserch UK’s ‘Race For Life’ campaign. I was given the opportunity to tour the UK as a NIVEA Male Cheerleader and perform at all major events. I loved working for N2O as they gave me some amazing experiences, NIVEA being one of my favourites. I was one of the smallest cheerleaders so I was always getting thrown around, it was brilliant!
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If you scroll down you will see a small section on the NIVEA (Making Life More Beautiful) Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life campaign. This section is called “Make Life More Nivea with Men” and featured in this section is an image taken from the NIVEA website. The picture is of the NIVEA Male Cheerleaders and I am the one 2nd in from the right. The NIVEA website itself no-longer features this page.
This is for those of you who have not had the opportunity to watch the fantastic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” - This video is part of the wedding celebrations from the film, watch the video from 1.00 and you will get to see the ‘Jewish Bottle Dance’.
In 2009 I was asked by The Henley Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (HAODS) to be a part of the musical production “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Kenton Theatre in Henley-on-Thames. The production was choreographed by David Parsonson, a reputable Choreographer, who came to me while I was at Reading Collage and asked me if I wanted to perform. I was in attendance at the collage studying for a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts and David was one of my dance tutors. After taking him up on the offer of being one of the dancers for the show, the training commenced and the dancers and I went through a very difficult rehearsal process. We rehearsed and performed several dance sequences, as well as some minor acting roles, but out of all the dances in “Fiddler on the Roof”, by far the most difficult were the ‘Russian Dance’ and the famous and very challenging ‘Jewish Bottle Dance’. _________________________________________________________________________________ If you have ever seen the Jewish Bottle Dance performed before, you can really appreciate it’s difficulty. The dancers and I had to balance a glass wine bottle, that was perched precariously, on the top of a hat upon our head whilst dancing on stage and never drop the bottle! I loved performing in this show, it was a very good experience and the people of HAODS made me feel very welcome in their lovely company. _________________________________________________________________________________ Click the link above “Fiddler on the Roof” and you will be taken to the HAODS webpage. This link will take you directly to a page of the website that shows what the critics thought of the performance. This review was given by a representative of the National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA), please pay particular attention to the end of the ‘CHORUS’ section and at the ‘DAVID PARSONSON’ section towards the end of the review as both of these sections briefly discuss the dancing elements of the production. To view the picture gallery click on ‘Gallery’ then scroll down to ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and click on ‘View category 68’, have a look at the pictures on pages 7 & 11 to see if you can spot me.
So Who Am I?
My name is Andrew but most people call me Andy or Drew for short. I am a Dance Student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), studying for a BA (Hons) Degree in Dance Performance and Teaching. I currently live in the United Kingdom (UK) in the heart of Preston city in Lancashire, England, although I have plans to eventually travel and move abroad. I have been a Dancer now for just over four years and I have been teaching in both Primary and Secondary schools on placements. Prior to my study at University, I was in attendance at Reading Collage, where I gained a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts. I am a very creative person with a lot of passion for the arts. I enjoy watching, taking part in, and performing, in every area of art and the performance arts. Dancing, Acting, Singing, Painting, Photography, Circus Arts, etc… You name it, I love it!
So Why A Blog?
Well I have so many creative thoughts and not enough space inside to keep them all in. It sometimes prevents me from actually thinking about mundane everyday activity, so I often end up forgetting to be somewhere, meet someone, or do something that I was supposed to do. This is why I decided that I needed somewhere for myself to use as a filter, somewhere for me to escape with my thoughts and to filter out all of my ideas and interests. I needed a place that I could post images, videos, quotes, or anything else that I found inspirational so that I could clear my head. Somewhat like a diary of my vision that I can look back on, a place for my creative mind to sing, so that my dancing body can rest.
So this is my blog, my creative mind, and you are very welcome join me in my imagination.