Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 | 10:57 a.m.
The first workshop for the new One Night for One Drop show for Cirque du Soleil’s world water charity is underway, and Vegas DeLuxe has the first photos.
It was a friendly and enthusiastic session for One Night show director Mukhtar Mukhtar and production manager Russ Petroni. Twenty dancers and performers, along with other non-Cirque artists who also attended, represented six Cirque shows on the Strip.
Our thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue, who captured the high-energy action and spirit at the three-hour session in the Broadway Hall dance studio.
Mukhtar told the performers: “This really is a workshop, not an audition. We just want you to have fun.” He performed a hip-hop routine that will be included in the one-night-only One Night show and then taught it to the dancers.
Andre Kasten, who will be a guest choreographer for One Night, performed a contemporary piece with the dancers hoping to win a spot in the production set for Michael Jackson One Theater in Mandalay Bay next spring.
Said Mukhtar: “Throughout the afternoon, there was improv with props, and we finished up with a freestyle where all the dancers were able to show their own personal style to the team of choreographers and directors.
“After this workshop, I am very excited about all the different talents and the diversity of the performers. They seem very hungry and truly can see the big picture of what I have in mind for One Night for One Drop.”
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