New Sydney Choreographic Ensemble to Debut Contemporary Ballet
Riverside Theatres, April 14-17
Recently, we announced the opening of a new dance centre in Sydney aimed specifically for emerging choreographers ⏤ the Sydney Choreographic Centre ⏤ headed up by artistic director Francesco Ventriglia and managing director Neil Christopher. Read the article here.
From 14 -17 April, Riverside Theatres in Parramatta Sydney will present the world premiere of Sydney Choreographic Ensemble’s debut contemporary ballet, Grimm, by Francesco Ventriglia, a modern-day retelling of the fairytales we know and love.
Heroes and heroines. Dark secrets and magical endings.
Grimm promises a world of imagination and beauty as our most cherished childhood fairytale characters are explored in ways never seen before. Snow White, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and others find a path through the mysteries and dangers of youth to find joy, understanding and maturity. Expect the unexpected as old stories get a modern twist.
Presented by Sydney Choreographic Ensemble’s Francesco Ventriglia, after making work around the globe (Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Grand Théâtre du Genève, La Scala, Florence Opera House, Royal New Zealand Ballet) he is now bringing his passion to this dazzling new contemporary dance piece.
The set and costume design of Grimm is by three-time Oscar winner James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons, Restoration) and will feature cutting-edge 3D video projection. The video and audio is by Marco Giani, and lighting design is by Alex Berlage.
Be prepared for an unforgettable experience!
Featuring an impeccable line up of contemporary dancers, the ensemble includes: Alex Borg, Ariella Casu, Holly Doyle, Brittany-Jayde Duwner, and Victor Zarallo.