Mr. Oscar Takes Russia!
November 16, 2017 Oscar became the first black dancer to perform and close the highly coveted televised Grand Concert Hall Oktober’s Russian All Stars Gala honoring Oleg Vinogradov. In a Russian news interview, Mr. Vinogradov (considered and named a Russian Treasure) named Oscar as “one of my best students” and “my great dance super star”. It was historic 5 hour event and Oscar Hawkins was embraced by the audience of ballet legends to the tune of 2 curtain call backs for bows. Mr. Oleg Vinogradov ended Mr. Hawkins performance with an onstage embrace thanking him for dancing the extended solo choreography that lasted 5 minutes and 38 seconds. A long piece onstage for a solo in the world of dance.
This was truly a wonderful and historic moment in dance.