Ballet feast begins
WA Ballet artistic director Aurelien Scannella has promised to “metaphorically and literally move audiences” with the launch of his ambitious season 2015 program including modern, neo-classical and Romantic classics.
Ballet at the Quarry kicks off WA Ballet’s 2015 season during the Perth International Arts Festival and will feature international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Zip Zap Zoom and La Pluie (the rain), William Forsythe’s seminal piece Step-text and WA Ballet dancer/ choreographer Daniel Roberts’ Hold the Forth.
The May season will see WA Ballet present for the first time a complete program of works by George Balanchine in Embraceable You – Ballets by Balanchine.
Known as the father of American ballet, Balanchine works are given permission for perfor- mance only once the company’s credibility and dancer aptitude has been approved by The George Balanchine Foundation.
Genesis will continue in the tradition of presenting an evening of pieces choreographed by WA Ballet dancers before a September season of Coppelia, a second co-production with Queensland Ballet.
Cinderella, choreographed by dancer Jayne Smeulders, will finish the year in November.