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Masters of Choreography 编舞艺术大师

By Madilyn Y

Beats on Pointe, a dance show that perfectly encapsulates the fusion of two dance worlds, classical ballet and modern and old skool street dance, successfully completed its 2018 season in Australia and London. To achieve a sellout season on London’s West End is a pinnacle moment for any dance company, and that was what Beats on Pointe had accomplished. Director of Masters of Choreography, the dance production company behind it all, Jennifer Masters said: “A touring theater show is a glorious travelling mess of joy and heartbreak, a rollercoaster of emotions, and that is before anyone even sets foor on stage! But it’s moments like these that make it all so worthwhile.”

Masters of Choreography was started by Jennifer Masters and her husband, Milo Masters, back in 2013. Since then, Masters of Choreography has gained recognition in the dance world for its exquisite productions that have never failed to blow away the audience. 

Jennifer expressed that her husband, Milo, is her greatest pillar of support. He mainly looks after the more business and administrative side of things, providing attention to detail to the aspects behind the scenes. Jennifer herself has been a dancer her entire life and a choreographer for many years. She comes from an arts-minded family and was enrolled in jazz and ballet classes at an early age. This has provided her with knowledge that in her growing years, has blossomed alongside her burning passion for dance. Taking every opportunity that comes her way, Jennifer has progressed from her classical dance background to many different styles, such as street dance and many others that have broaden her horizons. Her love for dance and many years of experience have allowed her to project her vision out to many more like minded people that have come together to contribute to this motion.

 “You live your passion, it just becomes everything. That is what I tell our dancers, you have got to live in the moment, make every performance count.”

Alongside touring shows like ‘Beats on Pointe’ and ‘Raise the Barre’, Jennifer has produced not only shows, but also product launches, promotional videos, entertainment and major corporate showcases and more, fulfilling corporate clients of their needs and wants. Masters of Choreography has worked with some big name brands like Harley-Davidson, Mercedes-Benz, L’Oreal, Puma, and MTV. Recently, Masters of Choreography provided choreography and dancers for two massive national annual events, namely the Melbourne Cup – The Race That Stops The Nation and The Australian Grand Prix. The dancers had the honour of performing with the likes of British R’ n’ B superstar, Jay Sean, and Heather Small of 90s dance music legends M People. 

In addition to that, Masters of Choreography has also in recent time performed at the Arnold Schwarzeneggar Sports Festival. Being one of the largest fitness expo and multi-sport festivals in Australia, it has successfully attracted over 60,000 visitors across three days. Rather than putting a standard performance on stage, Masters of Choreography decided to add a twist to spice things up, so they staged a flash mob instead. It was such a huge success that even Arnold Schwarzeneggar himself was incredibly impressed with the performance and shared it across his social media which conjured a big buzz!

Masters of Choreography is excited to announce that after an exceptional year of sold out shows and especially their smashing success of ‘Beats on Pointe’ in London’s West End, that they will be back bigger and stronger than before! Their 2019 world tour will include a full tour of Australia across two months, 5 weeks in London before moving on to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool; Dubai, Malaysia, Phillipines, Singapore and Hong Kong, and will finish in New Zealand across Nacier and Auckland.

“A touring theater show is a glorious travelling mess of joy and heartbreak, a rollercoaster of emotions, and that is before anyone even sets foot on stage!”

Marking their debut in Asia, they will be performing at the Hong Kong Concert Hall on the 25th and 26th of July 2019 at The Victoria Theatre and on the 18th of August in Singapore. “It fills us with pride to be able to perform in such incredible multicultural locations. Asia is filled with incredible talent and in Australia we are so priviledged to have so many incredible touring shows visit. It is such an honor to be able to share, and we are humbled by the opportunity,” said Jennifer.

Fore more information, visit http://www.beatsonpointe.com.au and http://www.mastersofchoreography.com. 

完美融合衔接了古典芭蕾与新旧skool街舞的舞蹈巡回演出“Beatson Pointe”在澳大利亚和伦敦2018年的季演圆满落幕,对于任何一家舞蹈公司来说,巅峰时刻莫过于在伦敦西区实现销售旺季,而这正是“Beats onPointe”所缔造的成就。至于作为幕后功臣的舞蹈制作公司-Masters of Choreography的总监Jennifer Masters认为,巡回演出是一场充满欢乐与伤悲的波澜壮阔之旅,也是情绪的过山车,尤其在任何人登上舞台之前!但正是这样的时刻让一切变得如此有意义。”

2013年,JenniferMasters和丈夫MiloMasters创立了Mastersof Choreography。从那时起,他们以杰出的精彩作品赢得舞蹈世界的认可,并且从未让观众失望过。

Jennifer表示,丈夫是她的最大精神支柱,他主要负责更多商业和行政方面的事务,专注幕后的细节。而她本人一生作为舞蹈员,多年来担任编舞工作。她出自一个崇尚艺术的家庭,从小就开始学习爵士和芭蕾舞。这些赋予她知识,并且在成长的岁月里,不断加强和释放对于舞蹈的激情。随着Jennifer抓住每一个学习的机会,除了古典舞蹈的背景,她更拓展视野,也延伸到许多不同风格的舞蹈,包括街舞等。她对舞蹈的热爱和多年的经验促使她向更多志同道合的人展示愿景,大家走在一起为这个目标而挥洒汗水。

除了“Beats on Pointe”和“Raise the Barre”等巡回演出,Jennifer 不仅肩负演出制作,还一手包办产品发布、宣传视频、娱乐节目和大型企业展示等,尽量满足企业客户的需求和愿望。Masters of Choreography也曾与哈雷戴维森、梅赛德斯-奔驰、欧莱雅、彪马和MTV等知名品牌合作过。最近,他们还为两项大型国家年度活动提供舞蹈指导和舞蹈演员,即墨尔本杯-全国屏息以待的竞赛和澳大利亚大奖赛。这些舞者有幸与英国R’n’B超级明星Jay Sean和M People主唱Heather Small等90代传奇舞蹈音乐家一起表演。

此外,他们最近还在施瓦辛格体育节上呈献表演,作为澳大利亚最大型的健身博览会和多元运动节目之一,短短三天内吸引超过6万名观众参与。而他们并没将标准化的表演搬上舞台,而是决定采取创意方式增添趣味,于是他们举办了一场快闪族活动,创下辉煌成功,甚至演员兼政治家阿诺德施瓦辛格都在个人社交媒体上分享这项印象深刻的演出,引起了巨大回响!

Masters of Choreography也激动地宣布,在经历销售火热的特殊一年,尤其是“Beatson Pointe”在伦敦西区取得空前成功之后,他们将比以往更强大!2019年的世界巡演将包括为期两个月的澳大利亚之旅,在英国伦敦进行5周,过后将前往伯明翰、曼彻斯特和利物浦,紧接着是迪拜、马来西亚、菲律宾、新加坡和香港,最后一站是新西兰的纳皮尔和奥克兰。

他们的亚洲之行始于2019年7月25日和26日分别在香港文化中心音乐厅演出,而8月18日则转战新加坡的维多利亚剧院。“能够在如此多文化交融的地方演出,我们感到非常自豪。亚洲可说是艺术人才辈出,而在澳大利亚,我们非常骄傲有这么多令人难以置信的巡回演出。我们深感荣幸能与大家分享荣誉。”

欲了解更多信息,请浏览www.beatsonpointe.com.au和www.mastersofchoreography.com。

Probuild Strengthens National New Business Leadership 巩固全国新商务领导层

Probuild is pleased to announce Nathan Theos has returned home to Probuild as Executive Director – New Business, with a position on our group board.

Nathan will provide executive-level support to our state new business teams in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria. This means that, as a business, we can strategically partner with clients and allow more time to understand their needs from the very beginning of projects – providing better solutions through to delivery.

At Probuild, we service our existing client groups with the utmost priority while responding to the market’s demand for quality buildings. Nathan’s appointment shows our commitment to providing the highest possible customer service.

With equally strong new business and delivery teams, Probuild and our industry-leading people have the capacity to convert and continue delivering more of Australia’s major projects.

We look forward to building greatness, together with clients old and new, in 2019.

Probuild隆重宣布Nathan Theos重返担任该集团董事会执行董事这个新商务职位。Nathan作为高级别执行领导者,将为Probuild昆士兰、新南威尔士州、西澳和维多利亚州的新商务团队提供管理支持。这意味着,我们可以与客户进行更有互动性的商务战略合作,从项目开端将拨出更多时间了解客户群的需求——提供最佳解决方案直至完成交付。

在Probuild,我们为现有的客户群体提供优质和优先服务,同时满足市场对高水平建筑工程的需求。Nathan Theos的任命表明我们致力于不断提升客户服务质量。

凭借同样强大的新业务和交付团队,Probuild和我们行业领先者具备转换和延续交付更多澳大利亚重要项目计划的业务能力。

我们期待在2019年与新旧客户携手共创辉煌。

Once Under Water 水下奇境

Over a decade after it was originally conceived, the ambitious InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel is opening to the public. Located in an abandoned quarry in Songjiang, about 30 miles from the city center, the 337 room hotel features panoramic views and several floors that are submerged underwater.

JADE+QA, under the guidance of Martin Jochman, designed the concept and facade. The award-winning design calls for 19 floors, 17 of which plunge down into the depths of the quarry below ground level. Two of the 17 underground floors are actually submerged in a 33-foot-deep aquarium.

One of the most stunning architectural features of the complex is the glass “waterfall” that spills down the side of the quarry and houses an atrium. A glass “waterfall” runs the height of the 19-floor building, housing an indoor atrium.

The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel is located in an abandoned quarry and includes an adventure sports center. The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is accepting reservations for November 20, 2018 onwards with prices starting at ¥3,380 ($487). 

从最初构想的开始历经逾10个年头后,上海佘山世贸洲际酒店(InterContinental Shanghai)诞生了,这家“奇境”酒店正式开业和对外开放。酒店位于松江一个废弃的采矿坑,距离市中心大约30英里,设有337间拥有全景的豪华客房,而几层楼皆位于水下。

著名国际建筑团队JADE+QA在英国设计师MartinJochman的指导下呈现了概念和立面设计。这个屡获殊荣的设计拥有19层楼,其中17层深入地下采矿坑的深处。17层地下中的两层实际上被淹没在33英尺深的水族馆。

另外,最令人惊叹的建筑特色之一是玻璃“瀑布”,它从采矿坑一侧倾泻并形成一个中庭。上海佘山世贸洲际酒店位于一个成功“点石成金”的废弃采矿坑,同时是一个探险户外活动中心。酒店从2018年11月20日起接受预订,价格从3380人民币起跳 (487美元)。