Party time!

Christmas_PartyLast night one of the most awaited events took place in Hotel Kempinski in Geneva: the traditional CDL Christmas Dance!

Shall I tell you something about the feverish preparation that lasted at least two days for our beautiful ladies? 🙂 No, I will leave that to your imagination… But they were all so beautiful and elegant and just.. special!!!

Here are some pictures of the evening… at the Boarding House and at the dinner party.

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Our fantastic Elena was the first of the Prefects to give a speech before the dancing began!

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And then, of course, staff members enjoyed a great dinner, too!!

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I am looking forward to seeing all the pictures that were taken last night! A really great happening… 🙂

 

Musical: from West End to Broadway 42nd

Musical is an act of collaboration: a theatrical production that contains songs, dialogue, dance and music. Rise and fall of storyline laid out along the sentimental content of the pieces – wit, passion, love, and fury – are all conveyed through the movements and words of the characters, forming a unified and holistic experience. At its birth in 1850’s to 1880’s, the musical was called musical play or musical comedy, offering exhilarating experience to all members of the society unlike opera (enjoyed exclusively by the top echelon of the social ladder). British Empire, Germany, and Austria imported musicals from Italy and developed an industry out of the genre. Now called West End, the term stands for a mainstream professional theatrical production performed in large and mainstream theatres in London, is the theatreland in the United Kingdom. West End simultaneously stands with New York’s Broadway theatres; the West End is respected as one of the most prestigious theater conglomeration in the English-speaking world. With Andrew Lloyd Webber as the center figure in the movement to develop the quality of the productions, West End claimed its stately throne in both United Kingdom and the United States in due time. Of course, the social circumstances played a favorable role in propitious development of West End: in a determination to dispel depression and pain of the First World War, many Americans frequented Broadway in search of shows such as Broadway 42nd Street and Rent that contained both comedy and drama to deliver hope of American Dream and a yet better tomorrow.