Melbourne Ballet Company presents Archè
An Original Ballet based on the Swan Lake classic and a Greek Myth
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Following its inaugural sell out at The Concourse, premiere season of Being & Time in March, Melbourne Ballet Company returns to Sydney with Archè on June 29 and 30.
[Archè is also touring to other parts of the country and to New Zealand. Click here to find out more.]
Based on the much loved age-old classic Swan Lake, the narrative-driven original ballet is taken from The Greek Myth – Leda and The Swan and The Dying Swan. The program explores and embraces much of the original narrative and some of the classical repertoire. This emotionally charged production has received critical acclaim and is suitable for all audiences.
MBC director Simon Hoy has structured the work around his unique choreographic style and has developed a score including music by Tchaikovsky, Einaudi, Morricone and Elgar. Timothy Podesta (South African Ballet Theatre, Projection Dance) has also contributed to the choreography.
Arché is a Greek word implying ‘the beginning’, the source from which all things arise. Ancient Greek philosophers sought the Archè in the four fundamental essences of the Earth: water, earth, air, fire; focusing on how they interact with each other. Also, found deep in Irish culture is a form of communication between the elements, as represented by the figure of the Swan.
Performing in Archè are MBC’s ten dancers from celebrated companies around the world: Gemma Pearce, Alexander Baden Bryce, Johanna Lee, Masha Peker, Chloe Henderson, Kristy Lee Denovan, Maughan Jemesen, Matt Dillon, Joseph Phillips and Michael Braun.
Founded in 2007 MBC is a not-for-profit organisation which has now grown to become one of Australia’s most loved dance companies. The artistic policy of MBC is to present new work, modern ballet performed by highly trained classical dancers. Since its launch MBC has presented over 35 original works.