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Ballet at the Quarry | West Australian Ballet
Written by Claire Condry   
Saturday, 09 February 2013 13:34
Ballet at the Quarry | West Australian BalletThe Quarry was packed with picnicking dance lovers keen to relish this balmy artistic evening. This year marks the 20th anniversary season of the ever popular Ballet at the Quarry.

The setting at the Quarry is often described as magical and the performances on this night could well be described with the same adjective.

The West Australian Ballet gave the audience two world premieres, Yes, I’ll move for you from Cass Mortimer Eipper and Jubilaté from Daniel Roberts, and by Glen Tetley the West Australian premiere of Voluntaries. How delightful to see three new contemporary works in an exciting triple bill.

Jubilaté was a candy coloured confection costumed in stunning tutus by Holly Boyton. An extremely busy and energetic work performed with verve. There was laughter as Sergey Pevnev and Melissa Boniface shamelessly hammed it up as the clumsy couple in the corps des ballet.

Yes I’ll move for you was a complete contrast, which was a major strength in the programming. Performed to the haunting tones of the American band, Beirut, the choreography was lyrical and fluid. An excellent piece well performed. Lighting by Jon Buswell enhancing the effect dramatically.

The final work Voltaries was demanding on the dancers, as indeed were all the offerings. In Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion by Poulenc the thundering organ was mirrored by dynamic lifts and elevations. Plaudits to the principal dancers Sergey Pevnev and Yu Takayama.

The dancers clad in irridescent white leotards formed exquisite sculptural groupings against the black background. The West Australian Ballet Company acquitted itself admirably. It was a diverse, evocative and satisfying evening.


West Australian Ballet presents
Ballet at the Quarry

Venue: The Quarry Amphitheatre | City Beach
Dates: 8 February – 02 March 2013
Tickets: $65.00 – $39.00
Bookings: Ticketmaster 1361000 | waballet.com.au

Part of the 2013 Perth International Arts Festival


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