Finding the right costume
FROM funky tap to graceful ballet, dance is the ultimate form of performing art, showcasing a myriad of movements which epitomise a special story. Television programs such as
and movies such as and
have brought dance to living rooms around the world.
Also bringing dance to print life is Weekend Shopper, with its Dancewear section offering items for performers including ballet and tap shoes as well as Irish and Highland dance costumes.
However, there is nothing quite like dance coming to life on stage and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) hopes to inspire even more people to enjoy this art form with its ‘Bringing the World to Brisbane’ program.
The central attraction is the worldrenowned ballet company, The Hamburg Ballet, and its performances of as well as Shakespeare’s
Australian-born dancer Priscilla Tselikova dances with the Hamburg Ballet’s corps de ballet and said dancing allowed her to express herself through her body movements as well as enabling her to perform on stage.
“Dancing on stage for a big audience is extraordinary,” she said.
“When people applaud, it gives me so much joy to know they have been touched by the performance.”
While the intricate movements of ballet are by no means simple to learn, Ms Tselikova said it had always felt normal for her to move to music.
“When I hear music, it feels natural to move in all sorts of ways and to develop new movements,” she said.
“Being able to express different emotions and feelings is what I enjoy most about dancing.
“I think it’s quite special to portray an emotion or story using your body and each ballet I perform tells a different story and is a different experience.”
will be performed at QPAC until next Wednesday, September 5.