WA Ballet Under The Stars

Published on 14th Feb, 2016

Five by Night: Ballet at The Quarry

Exquisite season under the stars by WA Ballet + Albany Two Shows Only!

Five by Night: Ballet at the Quarry. Reika Sato

West Australian Ballet presents another Ballet at the Quarry season as part of the Perth International Arts Festival, featuring In Black, To the Pointe, On the Nature of Daylight, 5, and Ambiguous Content – a world premiere by Australian choreographer Craig Davidson.

This five-piece production will also travel to Albany to perform for 2 shows only on Saturday 5th March at Albany Entertainment Centre.

Internationally acclaimed British choreographer David Dawson presents two works in the programme including On the Nature of Daylight; a beautifully subtle pas de deux set to music by modern master Max Richter about the perfectly ordinary yet extraordinary mysteries of love.

David Dawson reflects; I first thought about the many possibilities of finding pure love… I asked myself the question, ‘what if I were passing my soul mate right now on my journey home and never even knew about it?’

Also by Dawson is 5, an intricate and dazzlingly fast work for five dancers based on the Wedding Pas de Cinq from his acclaimed version of Giselle. Both 5 and On the Nature of Daylight are costumed by Yumiko Takeshima, the mastermind behind hugely successful global dance-wear brand Yumiko World.

Included in the programme is Ambiguous Content, a brand new work by one of Australia’s brightest young talents, Craig Davidson. The Australian expatriate boasts an impressive international career spanning over thirteen years dancing and choreographing independently and with companies including Finnish National Ballet, Royal Ballet Flanders, and American Ballet Theatre.

Chihiro Nomura & Oliver Edwardson performing 'Ambiguous Content'. Photo Sergey Pevnev.

Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella has also added a local flavour to this outdoor summer season with In Black by WAB’s own Soloist Andre Santos. Having premiered to great critical acclaim in Genesis 2014 at the West Australian Ballet Centre, In Black is a reflection of challenge, trust, dynamic athleticism, and hard work; a reflection of a dancer’s training.

Finishing the programme is To the Pointe, a fresh and vibrant hip-hop/ballet collaboration between WAB dancers Meg Parry, Victoria Maughan, Melissa Boniface, Andrew Santos, and Jayne Smeulders and Pepito, Australia’s three-time Bboy champion.

With the stunning cliff-face backdrop of the Quarry Amphitheatre, under a canopy of stars on a balmy Perth summer’s night, Five by Night: Ballet at the Quarry, once again promises a stunning dance experience.

Ballet at the Quarry - The Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach, Perth

To book tickets, or for further information visit waballet.com.au.

Five by Night: Ballet at the Quarry
5 – 27 February 2016 | Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach
Tickets through Ticketmaster PH: 136 100
5th March | 2pm & 7:30pm | Albany Entertainment Centre
Book through AEC Box Office (08) 9844 5005 or ticketek.com.au

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