Moving from traditional classical dance to innovative modern dance, The Australian Ballet School capably illustrated the breadth and depth of the students’ talents in their highly entertaining Showcase 2017.
Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theatre’s filmed version of a live performance of the play of the novel by its artistic director, Rimas Tuminas has arrived, if only for one screening at the Barbican. One hopes there will be more.
Following a critically acclaimed run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe the Royal Court Theatre presents the Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town’s production of The Fall in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs for a limited three-week run.
A return visit to Symphony in C provided the welcome opportunity to enjoy Resident Guest Artist David Hallberg on stage in Melbourne. A Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Hallberg was also the first American dancer to reach this exalted rank with Bolshoi Ballet.
Positioning abstract modern dance alongside pure classical ballet, The Australian Ballet’s mixed program Symphony in C showcases not only the breadth of talent of the company but also the astounding versatility of the dancers.