15 Sep ‘14

La Fille mal gardée, The Wayward Daughter

published on 15 September 2014

 

“THE SIMPLE, ATTRACTIVE LOVE STORY HAS BEEN A WINNER IN ONE STAGING AFTER ANOTHER SINCE JEAN DAUBER VAL INVENTED IT IN 1789.”

— John Percival, The Stage (UK) on La Fille mal gardée

STYLISH, FUNNY AND TENDER, LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE WILL PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP AND A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.

Lise loves Colas. Colas loves Lise. But Lise’s mother, the Widow Simone, has agreed that her wayward daughter should marry Alain, son of a pompous, wealthy vineyard owner. Alain however, is more interested in his precious umbrella than romance.

What ensues is a series of mischievous ‘arabesques’ as Lise works her way out of the Widow’s marriage contract and into the arms of her love-struck beau.

A popular family favourite because of its simple, engaging story and colourful humour, this stunning new production, set in 1950’s rural France, will leave you applauding for more.

La Fille mal gardée is a co-production of West Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet.

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Aurélien Scannella

CHOREOGRAPHER
Marc Ribaud

MUSIC
Ferdinand Hérold/John Lanchbery

SET DESIGNER
Richard Roberts

COSTUME DESIGNER
Lexi De Silva

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Jon Buswell

TAKE PART
Pre-show forum, Wednesday 15 October, 6:30pm

Public viewed class, Saturday 18 October, 12:00pm

 

 

27 Mar ‘14

Interplay – Sydney Dance Company

published on 27 March 2014

THREE CHOREOGRAPHERS COME TOGETHER IN ONE CAPTIVATING TRIPLE BILL.

Sydney Dance Company returns to Canberra with a thrilling triple bill direct from its premiere season in Sydney.

Bonachela, Godani and Obarzanek: three choreographers that have each carved their own, unique paths through the world of contemporary dance, ushing at the possibilities of movement with acclaimed, innovative works. Now, for the first time ever, they share the one canvas.

Rafael Bonachela, Sydney Dance Company’s award-winning artistic director, begins the night with the world premiere of his latest work, set to a score of Bach’s majestic Violin Partita No.2 in D Minor. Italian choreographer Jacopo Godani revisits his critically acclaimed 2011 composition Raw Models – a sinuous, sexy testament to the infinite malleability of the human body. Finally, former Chunky Move director Gideon Obarzanek creates a work for the entire company, showcasing once again his genius for composing movement pieces on a grand scale.

Drawing together three distinct visions for dance, Interplay presents a triple bill of breathtaking ambition – a glorious salute to the state of contemporary dance, and an exhilarating reminder: sometimes the things that set us apart are the things that bind us closest together.

MUSIC
Violin Partita No.2 in D Minor

CHOREOGRAPHY
Rafael Bonachela
Jacopo Godani
Gideon Obarzanek

TAKE PART
Pre-show forum, Thursday 10 April, 6:30pm

Watch out for the matinee at 12.30pm on 11 April 2014.

Presented by the Canberra Theatre Centre and the Sydney Dance Company, at the Canberra Theatre.

More at the Canberra Theatre Centre website.

 

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