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Using seven ideas for setting, mood and subject matter gleaned from among 132 suggestions by social media users from around the world, rising choreographer and Diablo Ballet dancer Robert Dekkers is crafting “The Flight of the Dodo,” a 10-minute tribute to the extinct bird set to a Vivaldi concerto, Rehearsal videos are up on the company’s YouTube channel, where the finished dance will be broadcast after March 1, Although the world premiere isn’t until Friday and Saturday in Walnut Creek — it repeats April 12 and 13 in Foster City — the piece has already caught the ballet world’s attention, International dance ballet shoes, ballet party, ballerina jewelry, dance birthday party, party favor bracelet, set of ten. includes personalized not publications are buzzing about the work, and a pair of students at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have made it the subject of a thesis exploring media technology in the dance world..
On top of the creative pursuit, Lafon is making Spark of Creation a part of community events. She’s planning picnics and partnering with the Sea Bowl for fun. Lafon personally teaches hula, Tahitian, voice and musical theater in her studio. “What I love is that you can dance at any age, at any size. That was the most beautiful thing. We have had mothers and daughters dancing together. It’s a great culture and we love sharing that. Hula and Tahitian dance is huge,” Lafon said.