Marina Square-Uptown Colombo, has extended their support to sponsor a ballet adaptation of Disney’s classic Aladdin, brought to life by the Deanna School of Dancing. It is produced and choreographed by Natalie & Natasha Jayasuriya. This ballet adaptation of the world-famous Aladdin will be staged from 31st May to 3rd June, at the Bishop’s College Auditorium at 4pm. With the participation of over 600 students ranging from ages of 3 to 30, it is sure to be an entertaining evening for everyone.
The Plot: Aladdin is a poor yet care-free street urchin in an Arabian city. One day he meets Princess Jasmine, the daughter of the Sultan of the land, and falls madly in love. However, the evil Jafar, the Sultan’s sorcerer, imprisons Aladdin and manipulates him into working for him. Unknown to Aladdin, he is the only one who can enter and unlock the treasures of a secret cave, including a magical lamp. Aladdin finds the lamp and releases the genie trapped within. The genie offers to grant him three wishes. Meanwhile, Jafar wants the lamp and the Princess has to be married within three days. Many adventures follow…
Welcoming the sponsorship from Marina Square, principal of Deanna School of Dancing, Natasha Jayasuriya, expressed her appreciation to Marina Square for the invaluable support extended to the school and the show. This is Deanna Dancing School’s biggest show to date with 600 performers taking part in it.
Marina Square’s Director-Marketing, Shivanka De Zoysa said that “We are pleased to sponsor art & culture which is an inherent part of the Urban Luxury Lifestyle offered by Marina Square. We believe that supporting the efforts of institutions like Deanna School of Dancing helps to bring performing arts to the fore and broad base its appreciation and enjoyment.”
Marina Square is the largest, single mixed development project offering over 1,080 City Condos along with some office spaces, retail and wellness services in the heart of tomorrows Colombo. Marina Square – Uptown Colombo is jointly developed by Access Engineering, China Habour and Mustafa Singapore. The project will be completed by 2022.
Deanna Dance School (est. 1980) is located in the heart of Colombo. “The school’s main aim is to produce professional dancers who are as serious as they are passionate about what they do. Our vision is to nurture and develop a unique and internationally recognized approach to dance education, and to also encourage dancers to adopt a special and highly valued approach to their art. The enthusiasm with which our students share our vision has created a distinct atmosphere within the school and has helped develop its strong personal identity” Natasha Jayasuriya added.