The Republic of Belarus children’s dance ensemble, Rovesnik, brought a touch of theatre to the 37th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) on Thursday evening, with an electric show filled with music, singing and dance.
Called ‘Once Upon A Dance’ the performance brought together children of all ages who broke a leg at the theatre.
The dramatic performance brought to life a fairy tale, telling the story of a princess who dreams about travelling the world. After embarking on an adventure, she forgets her way home. Calling on variety of animals and insects, including dancing frogs, flower fairies and honey bees, and the luck of a horseshoe, the princess starts to
re-trace her steps back to her family.
Set against a colourful, animated backdrop, the packed auditorium sat enthralled as the young cast put on a captivating show, which included live singing, musical performances and acrobatic displays.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, SIBF is today one of the most prominent literary and cultural events in the world exhibiting more than 20 million books, 1.6 million titles, 80,000 new book titles and 1,874 publishing houses from 77 countries worldwide. The festival runs until November 10, 2018.