Of dreams, hopes and love

Hamilton Press - - WARRIORS HIT TOWN -

‘‘night­mar­ish’’ ex­pe­ri­ence at her stuck-be­hind-a-desk job.

Now, newly grad­u­ated with an Hon­ours Diploma, she’s em­bark­ing on the next step of her art jour­ney: let­ting her bold, bright hero­ines swirl and fly through her first solo ex­hi­bi­tion.

Of dreams and hopes and love brings to­gether glimpses of sto­ries from three dancers.

Paige is 15-years-old and is go­ing to be a pro­fes­sional bal­le­rina.

She dreams of twirling, skirts fly­ing and pointe shoes, whis­per­ing through love, joy, heart­break, re­venge, and an ul­ti­mate act of for­give­ness, in the haunt­ingly ro­man­tic bal­let, Giselle.

Elena is a belly dancer, in­spired to dance by one of the great­est love sto­ries you’ve prob­a­bly never heard of: a slave girl who cap­tured the heart of a sul­tan.

He named her Hu¨rrem, ‘‘the cheer­ful one’’, and wrote po­ems to her eyes.

And the artist her­self, who reads too many fan­tasy nov­els and steps into her own won­drous ad­ven­tures.

Ev­ery scene in­vites you to be drawn in, won­der about them, and see where the sto­ries take you, Cuth­bert­son said.

Of dreams and hopes and love is on at Art­sPost Gal­leries and Shop, Vic­to­ria St, Hamil­ton from May 26 un­til June 26.

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