Monthly Archives May 2014

AIDA

The essence of Grand Opera first performed in Cairo in 1871. Set in Egypt at the time of the pharoes. A captain of guard (Radames) is in love with Aida, an Ethiopian slave girl - who happens also to be the daughter of the king of Ethiopia. Her mistress, Amneris, is also in love with Radames. When the Ethiopians invade Radames is chosen to lead the army. When they return victorious Radames asks for all the Ethiopian slaves to be released - except Aida and her father who persuades her to trick Radames into revealing the plans of the Egyptian army - but he suggests that they all run away to Ethiopia together. When Radames is accused of treason he gives himself up to let Aida and her father escape but is condemned to be improisoned alive. As the last stones are put in place Aida appears and joins him in the tomb so that they might die together.

The essence of Grand Opera first performed in Cairo in 1871. Set in Egypt at the time of the pharoes. A captain of guard (Radames) is in love with Aida, an Ethiopian slave girl – who happens also to be the daughter of the king of Ethiopia. Her mistress, Amneris, is also in love with Radames. When the Ethiopians invade Radames is chosen to lead the army. When they return victorious Radames asks for all the Ethiopian slaves to be released – except Aida and her father who persuades her to trick Radames into revealing the plans of the Egyptian army – but he suggests that they all run away to Ethiopia together. When Radames is accused of treason he gives himself up to let Aida and her father escape but is condemned to be improisoned alive...

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TAP AWARDS 2014

On the 4th May we all arrived at Cecil Sharpe House in London for the annual Marjorie Davis Tap Awards.
This year we had entered Felicity for the Senior section, Bryony and Florence in the Premiere section.
Felicity competed with 50 other Tappers in the class which was certainly very challenging both in steps and rhythm.She was the awarded First Place in the Class. An outstanding achievement.
In the afternoon it was the turn of Bryony and Florence to put there Tap shoes to good use,in another challenging class.They both danced beautifully and Florence was awarded a Commendation and the MURIELLE ASHCROFT AWARD FOR ARTISTRY.
Congratulations to them all.

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