From coast to coast the June 22nd premier of Disney Pixar’s “Brave” brought with it the opportunity for dancers all over the nation to perform at their local movie theaters. The experience was rich and exciting for Highland dancers. Clementyne Vega wrote the following.
Highland Dancing has brought many interesting adventures and opportunities to my life. Most recently, dancing at the BRAVE Hollywood Premiere After Party. It was an exciting and rewarding experience. We arrived in Hollywood early and walked up and down Hollywood Blvd. We watched the crew roll out the red “green grass” carpet and erect a castle in front of the theater. All of the dancers met up for dinner and then we headed up to the green room to prepare for rehearsal and the grand performance.
The ballroom we performed in was amazing. It was decorated in true Disney fashion. They created a Scottish highland forest theme, complete with fire pits and trees. While we were on stage it was exciting to know that the movie cast and many celebrities were watching us dance! I recognized several famous faces in the audience and was thrilled to be a part of this event. It was a night I will always remember. A night where I got to do what I love most, Highland Dance, in a truly awe-inspiring venue. I am thankful and grateful to have been included with such a fine group of dancers.
The Minnesotta Highland Dancers were on T.V.! The video is below and the full article follow this link: http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=980308.
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