69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
The Melbourne Ballet Company was launched in 2007 and has produced over 30 original works. The Company has toured throughout much of Australia and has already established itself as a vibrant and exciting arts organisation. Through the vision of its own creative team, and following several collaborations with exciting guest choreographers, the Company’s dynamic repertoire has been acclaimed in the press as both thrilling and compelling. The Melbourne Ballet Company is a team of 10 world-class dancers and includes highly esteemed artists who have been members of major ballet companies from around the world.
Infinite Space: The Melbourne Ballet Company has been touring ‘Infinite Space’, and has given dance workshops across Australia since 2011. Resident Choreographer Simon Hoy (a graduate of the Australian Ballet School, who has worked as a dancer and choreographer in ballet companies throughout Australia, Europe and the United States) explains: “While embracing both classical and contemporary techniques we celebrate the physical form with a great respect for musicality. ‘Infinite Space’ is an example of classical dance reinterpreted to be relevant and inspiring for both new and loyal ballet audiences.”
The program consists of four original works –
In One Day is a 35-minute work that celebrates physicality and athleticism. It was created as a homage to the City of Melbourne and choreographed by MBC’s resident choreographer Simon Hoy with Robert Kelly, and is set to the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Dark Before Daylight is a powerful new interpretation of the classic story of Swan Lake. It is choreographed by Simon Hoy and set to the music of Elgar.
Phrased Without Word is choreographed by Simon Hoy to Arvo Pärt’s “Spiegel in Spiegel” – which in German literally translates to “mirrors in the mirror”, referring to the infinite number of images produced by parallel plane mirrors. So in Pårt’s score the tonic triads are endlessly repeated with small variations, as if they are reflected back and forth.
Infinite Space, has become something of a signature piece for MBC, showcasing the fluidity of the dancers, whose movements seem to glide effortlessly from one shape to the next. This uplifting work is a celebration of hope, conveyed through the beauty of the music and dance. It is choreographed by Simon Hoy to Mozart’s sparkling Piano Concerto No. 27.
“A joyful experience” The Age | “I came out of this performance feeling uplifted” Dance Australia | “Essential and compelling viewing” The Herald Sun
In conjunction with this tour, the Melbourne Ballet Company will also be offering dance workshops to students of all ages.
To register for one of the four Melbourne Ballet Master Classes on offer Sunday 15 June only – please contact the venue box office.