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Published January 3rd 2018
Four amazing ballets on this year
The West Australian Ballet's Season of 2018 promises to be a season of change. There will be some exciting ballets which will "explore the extremes of sweet life and seductive death".
Aurélien Scannella is now in his fifth season as Artistic Director, and he has created a programme about which he states that "Season 2018 will be a raw and pure experience for the audiences that will emotionally have highs and lows. It will be beautiful and honest. I'm excited for the audience to come on this artistic journey with the company".
1. LA SYLPHIDE
You will be moved by the joy and beauty of timeless, classical ballet when you see the sweet tale of La Sylphide.
The story goes that on the eve of his wedding, Scottish farmer James is tempted by a beautiful winged Sylph and she confesses her long love for him. However, she taunts him cruelly with her untouchable, ethereal beauty.
This closely follows Bournonville's original story and is filled with sprites, forest-fills, sylphides and trouble-making witches.
This will be an amazing ballet with what seems effortless elegance and large graceful jumps, as well as rapid footwork and fluid arm movements!
This ballet is set in Scotland in the 1830's and is one of the world's oldest surviving ballet works. It is considered to be the base of romantic ballet, and choreographer August Bournonville first presented this production in Copenhagen in 1836.
It will be on from 17th May till 2nd June, 2018 at His Majesty's Theatre in Hay Street and you can get tickets here.
This is an unusual ballet, and something "different" to what we ballet lovers are used to!
This will be a world premiere and is a dramatic neo-classical ballet, telling the infamous tale of when darkness meets love - Dracula.
This story has been specially created for the ballet and is the adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel.
In this, you will watch Dracula, who is determined to reunite with his lost love, Mina. Due to this, there will be terror and seduction as he drains the life from those around her to get what he so wants. This is a tale of forbidden passion.
Here is a short video of the 2018 Ballet season:
The choreographer of this ballet will be Krzysztof Pastor, a highly awarded and exciting choreographer, who has done more than 50 ballet works in his career - it will be quite an experience to see his work!
3. MILKY WAY
This will be a beautiful experience of pure energy of ballet and the beauty in the manner it is performed. You can watch this ballet while dining under the stars in the magnificent City Beach Quarry.
This will be a series of four short ballets:
MILNJIYA: MILKY WAY – RIVER OF STARS
This is in collaboration with Gary Lang of NT Dance Company, WAB and Opera Artist Deborah Cheetham AO.
Claude Brumachon presents this ballet where dancers will have incredible movements flying high in the air.
Demi-Soloist Christopher Hill will enthral audiences once again, with the premiere of a duet for two women which explores the relationship between earth and water.
This is by French choreographer, Patrick Delcroix, who joins the West Australian Ballet for the first time.
This will be on from 9th February to 3rd March, 2018. The gates will open at 6:30 pm and the dancers will warm-up on stage at 7:00 pm, with the performance starting at 8:00 pm. There is a cafe on the premises and BYO picnic is permitted. Bring your low beach chairs no wider than 52 cms and the address is 1 Waldron Drive, City Beach, telephone 9385 7144 for bookings.
In this ballet there will be classical movements with athleticism and modern styles.