© Reuters. Ballet dancers acknowledge a standing ovation throughout ‘Dance for Ukraine’, a charity gala to boost funds for folks in want in Ukraine, at The London Coliseum, in London, Britain, March 19, 2022. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
By Edward Baran
(Reuters) – Away from the preventing in Ukraine, Russian and Ukrainian ballet dancers rubbed shoulders in London on Saturday in a charity occasion that united among the world’s main dance performers for humanitarian aid within the war-torn jap European nation.
About 20 dancers, with glistening our bodies and swish strikes, obtained a thunderous applause from the packed auditorium on the London Coliseum theatre for the ‘Dance for Ukraine’ gala.
“We’ve got so many family members again house. We could not simply sit idly at house and simply watch information, we needed to do one thing,” Ivan Putrov, who’s from Ukraine and organised the occasion with Romanian Alina Cojocaru, informed Reuters.
Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, an assault Moscow calls a “particular operation” to demilitarise its neighbour.
The U.N. human rights workplace has stated at the very least 847 civilians had been killed and 1,399 wounded in Ukraine as of Friday. Greater than 3.3 million refugees have fled Ukraine via its western border, with round 2 million extra displaced contained in the nation.
Some viewers members had been draped within the Ukrainian flag for the occasion, with dancers from many international locations together with Brazil, Italy and Britain offering glamour to the stage that was lit in shades of yellow and blue.
Katja Khaniukova from Ukraine and Natalia Osipova from Russia had been amongst those that took half. There have been additionally dancers from the USA, France, Japan and Argentina on the occasion, which the organisers stated raised at the very least 140,000 kilos ($184,520.00) for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine enchantment.
“So lots of the artists contacted us wanting to hitch so it’s inspiring how overwhelming the assist is from the folks, however we’d like extra assist in Ukraine, extra assist from totally different governments world wide,” stated Putrov.
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