Bal­let feast be­gins

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Dance -

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.

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