GALA DE DANZA 2017
EPIC AND REVOLUTIONARY
Beckanne Sisk at Gala de Danza 2017. Photo by Dan Krauss.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Gala de Danza's spectacular 5 Year Anniversary celebration at architectural wonder Mar Adentro Hotel certainly did not disappoint in fact, it wowed! This unprecedented event created a global amphitheater with the hotel serving as intimate and incredibly chic viewing boxes for the guests while the artists performed on a stage that appeared to be floating on water and converging with the sea. Arts impresario and founder of Gala de Danza Christina Lyon and visionary architect Miguel Aragonés collaborated together to create one of the most unique events in the world. "Mar Adentro has served as a canvas where we can create beautiful artistry in an extraordinary place", stated Lyon. "Miguel and I are simpatico with our mission of seeing the arts and music flourish in Los Cabos."
Rarefied beauty, visceral lines, and romantic arias engulfed this magnificent property. Gala de Danza is the creme de la creme of some of the finest artists in the world. No less spectacular were the enormous wall projections and video mapping from Quixotic Fusion that showcased the live event on the walls of Mar Adentro Hotel.
"There are more stars on our stage than in the Mexican sky," Lyon exclaims passionately. Memorable performances include the eponymous Mariinsky ballerina, Ekaterina Kondaurova, and hip hop legend Lil Buck who left the audience riveted. GQ's musician of the year, Jorge Viladoms, played a poetically beautiful rendition of Clair de Lune and danced brilliantly by Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet. The Gala closed with Mexican tenor David Lomelí; and four rising young stars of the dance world Juliette Bosco, Taro Kurachi, Tate McRae and Sophia Lucia, which left the audience awe inspired.
A percentage of the proceeds of the event go to Danza que da Esperanza, which gives scholarships to seventeen local children presently, who receive free academics and dance training. It gives children whom come from impoverished areas and vulnerable situations hope and inspiration.
Gala de Danza is a force majeur in the culture arts scene as Christina Lyon has set a new trend in performance, holiday and luxury. This is an experience of a lifetime and one that will surely leave you feeling inspired.