This was a first for me to have a dance choreographed to 2 of my songs, “Women of the World” and “Angel In Disguise”. What an experience! What a breathtaking show it was, too.
Sonia Balazovjech is brilliant as far as I am concerned. She not only choreographed but also danced in most of the numbers. However, the most breathtaking to me was her duet with her beautiful daughter, Autumn, as they danced to “Angel In Disguise” to raise awareness for gendercide.
“Ensemble” is the first full length production for SBDC (Sonia Balazovjech Dance Company), an independent non-profit dance company. Their goal is to have the power to produce a single effect & to use dance as an educational tool to raise awareness and funds for important charitable organizations.
Under the masterful supervision of another brilliant woman, Lyne Depatie, “Ensemble” debuted November 19, 2011 at College Ste-Anne in Lachine, Quebec to raise funds & awareness for 60 Million Girls, a Foundation that builds schools for girls in underdeveloped countries.
This group of dedicated & passionate women asked me to participate and together with the stunning dancers, fabulous musicians and a superb choir, they made my songs come alive. There was so much energy, love and enthusiasm in that auditorium both from all the participants as well as the audience. Saturday night’s show was sold out and I’m sure the thunderous applause could be heard clear across the river.
Something special happened that day – “Ensemble” took us all through an emotional journey encompassing compassion, caring. hope and empowerment. And this was not a one time show. More are planned and if these two shows are any indication, SBDC will be in great demand. It was an honour for me to have had the chance to be a part of “Ensemble”.
“You added such a special dimension to the event. You are definitely at the roots of our phenomenal success.” Lyne Depatie.