Find­ing the right cos­tume

The Courier-Mail - Weekend Shopper - - WEEKENDSHOPPER -

FROM funky tap to grace­ful bal­let, dance is the ul­ti­mate form of per­form­ing art, show­cas­ing a myr­iad of move­ments which epit­o­mise a spe­cial story. Tele­vi­sion pro­grams such as

and movies such as and

have brought dance to liv­ing rooms around the world.

Also bring­ing dance to print life is Week­end Shop­per, with its Dancewear sec­tion of­fer­ing items for per­form­ers in­clud­ing bal­let and tap shoes as well as Ir­ish and High­land dance cos­tumes.

How­ever, there is noth­ing quite like dance com­ing to life on stage and the Queens­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre (QPAC) hopes to in­spire even more peo­ple to en­joy this art form with its ‘Bring­ing the World to Bris­bane’ pro­gram.

The cen­tral at­trac­tion is the worl­drenowned bal­let com­pany, The Ham­burg Bal­let, and its per­for­mances of as well as Shake­speare’s

in Au­gust

Aand Septem­ber.

Aus­tralian-born dancer Priscilla Tse­likova dances with the Ham­burg Bal­let’s corps de bal­let and said danc­ing al­lowed her to ex­press her­self through her body move­ments as well as en­abling her to per­form on stage.

“Danc­ing on stage for a big au­di­ence is ex­tra­or­di­nary,” she said.

“When peo­ple ap­plaud, it gives me so much joy to know they have been touched by the per­for­mance.”

While the in­tri­cate move­ments of bal­let are by no means sim­ple to learn, Ms Tse­likova said it had al­ways felt nor­mal for her to move to mu­sic.

“When I hear mu­sic, it feels nat­u­ral to move in all sorts of ways and to de­velop new move­ments,” she said.

“Be­ing able to ex­press dif­fer­ent emo­tions and feel­ings is what I en­joy most about danc­ing.

“I think it’s quite spe­cial to por­tray an emo­tion or story us­ing your body and each bal­let I per­form tells a dif­fer­ent story and is a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence.”

will be per­formed at QPAC un­til next Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 5.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.