HAL Expands Music Walk & Adds Three New Touring Shows
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Step One Dance Company.
Holland America Line's Music Walk, where memorable performances from world-class musicians fill each cruise with distinct musical genres, is expanding to three more ships next year.
Through spring 2020, the chamber music of Lincoln Center Stage and chart-topping hits of Billboard Onboard will be rolled out onAmsterdam,VolendamandZaandam, while onRotterdam, Billboard Onboard joins Lincoln Center Stage, which debuted earlier this year on the ship.
Guests can spend time in one place or enjoy several venues over the course of the night.
The cruise line is also introducing three companies on the Mainstage that will tour select ships in Holland America Line's fleet throughout the year: Step One Dance Company, Postmodern Jukebox, and the male vocal group Cantaré.
"Cruisers are looking for top-quality performances and variety in their evening entertainment and with our new Mainstage touring line-up and the standing-room-only Music Walk, we have something for everyone," said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line's president. "Whether you spend the entire evening in one place or hop from venue to venue, memorable performances from world-class musicians will fill your journey with the best live music at sea."
Postmodern Jukebox is known for transforming modern hits into vintage soul, doo-wop and roaring 20s jazz renditions that are as popular as the originals. HAL features its own iteration of this musical collective that rotates among select ships performing two shows that can only be seen on board the premium cruise line. "Bandstand" features modern hits performed as if they were recorded in the 50s & 60s and "Speakeasy" reimagines today's songs as standards from the 20s & 30s.
Step One Dance Company, comprised of six elite dancers, brings a multimedia approach to entertainment with performances that marry vivid imagery with contemporary choreography. The company presents works from notable choreographers who have blended high-calibre dance with technology to create three unique shows, Humanity, Resonance and Stages.
Cantaré, a male pop vocal group who perform intricate harmonies, will perform two concerts: "I'm Your Man" featuring songs by some of the most popular male artists of all time, and "Classics" covering timeless songs from every era.
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