LUCK SCORES STORYBOOK SNOWWHITE
WA BALLET demi-soloist Christian Luck celebrated his 10th anniversary at the company this year and does not plan on leaving any time soon.
“Being at one company this long doesn’t happen often so it’s nice, but hopefully I’ve got a few years left here, so we won’t call it at 10,” Luck said.
“It’s been amazing, I’ve done a lot of different ballets. This is my third artistic director and I’ve met so many different people which is great, but also a shame when they disappear back to their part of the world.”
After dancing as Marcello in Simon Dow’s La Boheme, Symphony in D by Jiri Kylian and as Tybalt in Youri Vamos’ Romeo and Juliet, Luck has now taken on the role of the Prince in WA Ballet’s latest production, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.
“I’ve never danced in the ballet of Snow White before so it’s all new to me, and to be completely honest with you, I had to get the Disney DVD out to familiarise myself with the story,” Luck said.
The production is by Hungarian choreographer Gyula Harangozo who first brought the Brothers Grimm fable to the stage in 2004.
Harangozo travelled to Perth for rehearsals and Luck said the choreographer knew exactly what he wanted and how to get the best out of every dancer.
“It is quite magical and with the set and live orchestra (WA Philharmonic Orchestra) and the prosthetics worn by all the dwarfs, I think it’s really going to come to life,” Luck said.
“The audience will feel as though they’ve stepped inside the storybook.”