DREAM DANCERS IN SUMMER STORY
IT’S a Midsummer Night’s Dream in Townsville tonight as the Melbourne City Ballet performs its second show for a sell- out crowd.
The Shakespearean classic was a popular drawcard for local theatre goers when tickets sold out for the show at Riverway Arts Centre.
In response, the company put on an extra show last night, which attracted another huge crowd.
Melbourne City Ballet executive director Sean Memery said audiences loved their performance style.
“All of our works are story ballets which is great because it allows an audience to become more involved with the show,” he said.
“It’s easy to get lost in a dance number.”
Choreographed by artistic director Michael Pappalardo, audiences see a range of diverse movement, executed by talented artists in a storytelling production for all ages.
The crew also incorporated some local dancers with auditions held yesterday in Townsville. Young hopefuls came from all over, with 12 dancers selected to appear in the performances from the 45 who auditioned. Mr Memery said it had been good to work with local youth in the area.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be on tonight at the Riverway Arts Centre at 7.30, before heading to Charters Towers for a Saturday performance.