Through this exhilarating and critically acclaimed triple-bill we explore the concept of Empyrean: outer sky, closest to purity and unconditional love. This program focuses on all the positive elements of Picasso’s master work Guernica: here is a world reigned over by harmony and light, which surrounds us with a feeling of bliss in stark contrast to the prior anguish of illusion.
“All the pieces were engaging and given totally committed performances by the company, making for a rewarding evening. The policy of giving different Australian choreographers a chance to present their work with dancers of such high calibre has paid off huge dividends to the company, which now finds itself close to the forefront of contemporary classical dance in Australia.”
The development of Empyrean was funded by Creative Victoria in 2016. It is a stunning triple bill, crafted by three of Australia’s most exciting choreographers and performed by a team of highly regarded dancers who have developed their skills in some of the most renowned companies in the world.
This program is a thrilling demonstration of cutting-edge contemporary ballet which takes the audience on a journey filled with passion, emotion and sheer athleticism.
This stunning program of contemporary ballet performed by some of Australia’s most acclaimed dancers is not to be missed!
Timothy Harbour, Rani Luther, Simon Hoy
Ólafur Arnalds, Ludovico Einaudi, Chad Lawson, Vladimir Martynov, Max Richter, Erik Satie, Philip Glass
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