Military Marching Band, Breakdancing Cossacks and Handstand Contortion at Drapers Hall

September 12, 2012


With the Olympics and Paralympics finally reaching an end with something of a victory lap around London, we’re sadly having to wave goodbye to all those sporting/Best of British themed corporate events for the year – especially considering we’re heading into Christmas. But as if to give the Olympics one last hurrah, we put on a program of entertainment for the Russian Paralympic Committee that combined traditional Russian performances with the best in British entertainment.

Our breakdancers rehearsing at Drapers HallNowhere was this coming together of cultures better represented than our curious mixture of Breakdancers and Cossack Dancers who served as the centrepiece of the evening’s entertainment. Combining contemporary street dance and traditional Russian dance was, as you’d imagine, no easy task and involved a great deal of rehearsal before the event in order to combine these disparate strands of performance for the event. Thankfully, the performers worked together brilliantly incorporating and elaborating on each other’s moves.

The British Imperial Marching Band at Drapers HallElsewhere, the British Imperial Military Marching Band kept the British end up with a selection of pieces ranging from brass band standards to reinterpretations of pop tunes. Dressed immaculately in full military uniforms and pith helmets, the band gave guests a taste of the pomp and pageantry that overseas visitors expect when they come to a corporate event in Britain.

Handstand Balancing from SallyPerforming a show in which ends were being kept up left right and centre, handstand contortionist Sally put on a skilful display of strength and balance that managed to stun a group of guests who were no strangers to skilful displays of strength and balance after a few weeks of Olympic events.

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