Aus­tralian Bal­let headed to Hamo

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

ARTISTS of The Aus­tralian Bal­let will be trav­el­ling to Hamil­ton Is­land to dance un­der­neath the stars against one of Aus­tralia’s most idyl­lic back­drops this week.

Five of the company’s lead­ing dancers will per­form in an ex­clu­sive out­door per­for­mance, Pas de Deux in Par­adise, at the lux­ury re­sort qualia, lo­cated on the is­land’s north­ern­most point.

The event, from Oc­to­ber 31Novem­ber 2, will be hosted by the company’s Artis­tic Di­rec­tor, David McAllister AM.

Mr McAllister de­scribed qualia as the per­fect lo­ca­tion to be per­form­ing in so soon after an­nounc­ing the company’s 2015 sea­son.

“Next year, The Aus­tralian Bal­let cel­e­brates beauty, ath­leti­cism and the iconic Aus- tralian ex­pe­ri­ence – and no place con­nects th­ese themes more su­perbly than the ex­pan­sive oceans, white beaches and open skies of Hamil­ton Is­land,” he said.

Mr McAllister said after tour­ing to Los An­ge­les and Berke­ley ear­lier this month, the artists of The Aus­tralian Bal­let were ex­cited to per­form four spe­cial works back on home soil, in­clud­ing a newly un­veiled work by res­i­dent chore­og­ra­pher, Tim Har­bour.

Prin­ci­pal artists Madeleine Eas­toe, Daniel Gaudiello, An­drew Kil­lian and Ty King­Wall will be joined by soloist Robyn Hen­dricks to per­form ex­cerpts from four of The Aus­tralian Bal­let’s con­tem­po­rary favourites.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.hamil­ton­is­land.com.au.

BEAU­TI­FUL BACK­DROP: Artists of the Aus­tralian Bal­let will per­form their Pas de Deux in Par­adise on Hamil­ton Is­land from Oc­to­ber 31-Novem­ber 2. Photo by An­drea Francolini.

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