Saturday, August 29, 2009

Concord: The Australian Ballet triple bill

Tzu-Chao Chou & Lana Jones in Dyad 1929. Photo: Jim McFarlane
August 21 - September 1, 2009
State Theatre, Melbourne

With fresh creations from two of the world’s most in-demand choreographers and a modern favourite, this is a most contemporary Australian Ballet triple bill.

Nacho Duato's Por vos muero sits alongside Wayne McGregor's post-modern Dyad 1929 and Alexei Ratmansky's reworking of the Massine story ballet Scuola di ballo.

Opinions have varied about the success of the program, so for those unable to see it for themselves, here's a collection of links to reviews:

Michelle Potter's blog calls Dyad 1929 "brave and challenging", but Eamonn Kelly in The Australian found the movement "cold".

Stephanie Glickman on Australian Stage lauds the commitment of the company's versatile dancers.

My review is published on Arts Hub, and Robin Grove's brief but positive review is on The Age website

Got an opinion of your own? Let me know what you thought!

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