Creative people believe in Europe and wish for Britain to remain in the EU
by Diana Buraka
Britain’s leading role on the global cultural arena can only be reinforced if Britain remains part of Europe. To a large extent, Britain has carved out its leading role in the creative industry thanks to its cosmopolitan nature, attracting the best of European talents.
Creative people across the UK believe in Europe. As one of the international performers living in the UK and the French dance champion, I join the efforts of the big names like Danny Boyle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law and Keira Knightley to support the Remain Vote.
Remaining in the EU means access to the £1.07 Billion Creative Europe funding scheme. It means, British artists and performers will continue to inspire and influence the rest of the continent with their creativity. It also means, that the UK, and particularly vibrant cultural cities like London, retain their appeal for the far-reaching European audiences for any West End play or musical.
Creativity has no borders, race nor nationality, instead, it endorses the free spirit, expressiveness and inspiration, that comes with an open-minded approach of people working together, applying freely for projects and grants across the EU and bringing together brilliant ideas and talents.
Volunteering for the ‘Britain Stronger In Europe’ campaign!
Diana Buraka: European Dance Championship 2016 in Moscow and our journey as the French Dance Champions
Good-bye Russia and hello France! If there were a time of the year that hasn’t lacked for bright colors, dynamic motions and intense moments, then it has been the last, and coming weekend.
We’ve just returned from Moscow, where we had the pleasure and the honor to represent France at the European Championship and leave our mark on the dance floor in the Kremlin.
It was a magnificent event, and the timing of it couldn’t have been any better, because it corresponded with the Russian Orthodox Easter festivities. All the streets were greeting us with colorful arches of flowers, gigantic Easter eggs, folkloric fairy tale characters and traditional Easter market stalls. The vibrant Easter celebrations were in full swing, and after dancing our heart out in the historic hall of the Kremlin, we felt like butter-rich pancakes with some hot chocolate from the Sunday market would be a perfect treat!
We’ve indulged our taste buds with typical Russian cuisine specialties, until our journey had taken us to our next dance destination – Trophées De France!
Exactly one year ago, we had a truly memorable moment at this very event, when we became the French Champions. We have been very proud to carry this significant title and we will be delighted to dance again for this trophy this coming Sunday!
You are welcome to keep your fingers and toes crossed! 😉
Latest dance highlights
Dear Friends, it’s been a while since I haven’t updated you on my recent dance ventures. Here are few recent dance highlights.
The biggest and most exciting news from the last year was the beginning of our new chapter in our dance history as the French Champions in professional Latin American Dancing. We have won the championship in Valence and therefore we have the honor to represent France at the major international dance competitions like the European and World dance championships. Listening to the French national anthem right after the award ceremony and the honor dance were some of the sweetest moments in my life that I have been dreaming for a long time. The moment you say to yourself ‘Unbelievable! That is happening right now!’ feels quite surreal!
Our following adventure was a fusion of dance and couture. We brought some swing rhythms to the London Fashion Week, performing for London luxury evening-wear designer, Nina Naustdal. That was a fun time to rock n roll on the runway to the cheerful tunes of ‘How sweet it is to be loved by you’
One of my friends, Jay Hoffman, is a talented singer and we helped him to promote his new album, ‘Modern Vintage’ by performing a dance choreographed for one of his songs ‘I won’t kill’. My inspirations for this show have been gathered from the ‘Twilight’ saga…Needless to say…it was spooky…
The mood was very different at our next dance show at the Savoy, devoted to the 100-year anniversary of Frank Sinatra. We had the pleasure to support a charitable cause of raising money for the disadvantaged children by performing our show at the Savoy alongside the renown ‘Rat Pack’ from the West End.
This month will be very important in our dance calendar because we’ve been chosen by the French Dance Federation to represent France at the European Championship that will take place in Moscow. We will be dancing on the floor of the festive hall in the Kremlin, home of iconic performances of the Bolshoi and other music stars. We can’t wait for this major event with the best of the best from all European countries!
Staging our unconventional dance show for the ‘Modern Vintage’ concert this Saturday!
Last weekend has been spent yet again on the Planet of creative thinking, artistic ideas and imaginative dance motion! This time I choreographed to accompany the launch of a remarkable new album called “Modern Vintage” by Jay Hofman and his own label ‘Haus of Hofman’. The concert will take place on Saturday, the 12th of December at 8pm at the Conway Hall in Holborn, London. Together with my dance partner we will be performing to lyrical numbers ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘I Won’t Kill’.
My inspirations for this show have been gathered from the ‘Twilight’ saga…
Needless to say…it is meant to be intense, passionate and dramatic, but what may appear unexpected, is the element of reckless unconditional love with its harrowing demands and fatal sacrifices!
The powerful lyrics say ‘I won’t kill, cause I love you’!
Well…my dance interpretation is more cold-blooded than those promises …
It’s a story of a couple torn apart by the death of a fiancée, who was lured into the dark Kingdom of the Vampires. In a moment of deep sorrows he pleads for her not to leave him. When she is resurrected, his doubts and suspicions about her mysterious awakening are dispelled by her innocent appearance of the same loving girl he always knew. When confronted with the realization of her becoming a Vampire, he is encouraged to trust her promise not to harm him. Little did he know, that Vampires can not resist their instincts. Also her temptation of re-uniting with her beloved through the cold-blooded Vampire link becomes overwhelming…
If you are intrigued to see this act on stage, join us this Saturday at 8pm at the Conway Hall!
Looking forward to be on the radio show today!
Looking forward to be on the radio show today with the celebrity chef and restaurateur, Aldo Zilli!
‘Aldo Zilli’s After service’ will be shown today, the 10th of December 2015, 2-4pm on Soho Radio.
I don’t really have the face for the radio, but I guess, it’s gona be be fine! 😉
Dancing at the Savoy tonight at the Gala ball to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra and support a charitable cause. Join me on this occasion and brush up on your dancing tonight!
Dear Friends, let me invite you to a sophisticated dinner dance ball at the Savoy in London in the company of a glamorous cosmopolitan audience who is united by their passion for Frank Sinatra’s songs and a charitable engagement.
Tonight, we will be performing a dance show to pay tribute to the most iconic American jazz singer, Frank Sinatra, for his 100th anniversary.
The profits of this Gala event are going to Variety – the Children’s charity, to help disadvantaged children to have a better chance in life.
It is a great honor for me to support this cause, because of the personal story of my brother, who has lost his mobility after a sports accident. In that difficult moment, we were embraced by the hearts of generous and loving people. This still inspires me until now to give back my love and support to those who need that ‘little something’ to gather their strength and look forward with their next challenge with a smile on their face. To buy a ticket for this event, follow this link:
Frank Sinatra Celebration Dinner
30th November 2015, 7pm, at the Savoy Hotel, London
My heart goes to you, Paris!
THE LIST OF FASHION SHOWS for the London Fashion Week 2015
Dear Friends, some of you wanted to attend fashion shows, at which I am involved as a model or presenter/host. Please find the list below. I would appreciate if you could get in touch directly with the organizer in case you are interested to attend any of the events, because it is an incredibly busy time for me right now 😉 I hope to see you there! Diana
19th of September 2015 – INNU LONDON – Fashion show at the Kensington Roof Gardens
20th of September 2015 (Sun) – Fashion Show with Fashion TV
at the Montcalm Hotel Marble Arch
22nd of September (Tue) – ROYAL FASHION DAY – LONDON FASHION WEEK Sept 2015
To attend the The Royal Fashion Day use this link:
24th of September 2015 (Thur) – KAOSKA FASHION SHOW 2015
Tickets and Reservation (Rsvp)
27th of September 2015 (Sun) – NINA NAUSTDAL COUTURE LONDON
Write a feature on Kaoska Fashion Show 2015 – London Fashion Week 2015
This one goes to all my friends and colleagues, journalists/bloggers:
Currently I am writing a PRESS RELEASE for KAOSKA fashion show on the 24th of September. I will be hosting this show as a Master of Ceremony. Please let me know if any of you are interested to BE INVITED and to WRITE A FEATURE on it. If interested, please GET IN TOUCH with me asap!
Please see the video that I’ve produced from Kaoska Show last year: