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BNF to perform at the 4th Dubai International Dance Festival


The Ballet National Firulete (BNF Dance Company), World Salsa Champions – 2010, will be performing at 4th Dubai International Dance Festival which will be held from 1-4 June 2011 at Madinat Theatre, Jumeirah Madinat Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

BNF has confirmed a group of 16 artists coming from Colombia for one of the main performances at Dubai International Dance Festival 2011.

The Ballet National Firulete(BNF) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the creation of entertainment performances through dance. BNF has two branches, one in Medellin, Columbia and the other in Dubai, UAE.

Some of BNF’s accomplishments include National Tango champions 2000, 2001, 2002; best Salsa and Tango Company in Colombia 2004, National Salsa Champions 2005, Condor de Oro best Dance company during Festival de Tango in San Luis, Argentina 2006; champions of Dubai Salsa Festival 2007, third place in Colombia salsa Congress 2009, and the most recent one is the second place in world salsa championship held in Florida, USA, in December 2009. Though BNF focus on Salsa and Tango dancing, BNF also offer Belly Dance, Flamenco, contemporary, Modern dance, Bachata and much more.

“BNF is honored to be a part of this magnificent event. We are proud that Dubai is providing dancers and artists this opportunity to perform on one of the most recognized theaters in Dubai. Since we started in Dubai, it has been great to witness and be part of the growing dance culture and appreciation of the art in this city. BNF will participate with all its energy, passion and love for the dance and will continue to support Dubai International Dance Festival in the years to come.” Eider Rua, General Manager, BNF Dance & Entertainment Company

“We are very excited about the festival this year with award winning performances like BNF who won world salsa championship in US. BNF has come a long way since they first arrived in Dubai almost 4 years ago. They have finally achieved one of their dreams by becoming the world salsa champions at the last World Latin Dance Championship in the US. They will be one of the key acts in this year’s edition and will give the audience to see champions perform at DIDF 2011.” Ahmed Salsa, Director, Dubai International Dance Festival.



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