On Thursday, October 14th, in the evening of RWB's fifth full day overseas on the 70th Anniversary Tour, the Company was welcomed to the stage in Tel Aviv by an audience of approximately 1,300 people. The evening's program included Peter Quanz’s In Tandem, Shawn Hounsell’s Led performed by Principal Dancer Tara Birtwhistle and Soloist Dmitri Dovgoselets, and Mauricio Wainrot’s powerful ballet Carmina Burana.
RWB Dancers, RWB Senior Ballet Master Johnny Chang, Minister David Chomiak, Minister Christine Melnick & Premier Greg Selinger backstage during intermission on opening night in Tel Aviv
The curtain is set to go down on this opening night performance ten minutes from now after which time the group will enjoy a VIP reception celebrating their artistic acheivements in Israel.
PHOTO TIM FENNELL