Melbourne Ballet Company presents
Concept and Direction by Simon Hoy
“Ballet fanatics or not, this piece would suit all audiences.
A stunning performance by all.”
The Melbourne Ballet Company proudly presents, Archè! Archè is an
original ballet based on the age-old classic Swan Lake, with inspiration
taken from The Greek Myth – Leda and The Swan, and The Dying Swan.
The program explores and embraces much of the original narrative and
some of the classical repertoire.
Director Simon Hoy has structured this work around his unique choreographic
style and has developed a score including music by P. Tchaikovsky, L. Einaudi,
E.Morricone, and E. Elgar. Archè is the Greek word that indicates the beginning,
the principle from which all things arise.
The ancient Greek philosophers such as Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes,
sought the Archè in the four fundamental essences of the Earth: water,
earth, air, fire; focusing on how they interact with each other. This
emotionally charged production has received extremely positive critical
acclaim and is suitable for audience everywhere.
Running Time: 80mins, including interval
Choreography by: Simon Hoy and Timothy Podesta | Music: Peter Tchaikovsky, L. Einaudi, O. Arnalds, E.Morricone, J.Jeanrenaud and Edward Elgar | Artists include: MBC Director and Resident Choreographer Simon Hoy, MBC Dancers; Kristy Lee Denovan, Alexander Baden Bryce, Francesca Giangrasso, Johanna Lee, Masha Peker, Michael Braun, Chloe Henderson, Samuel Harnett-Welk and Charles Riddiford.
|25 – 26 August 2017|
|Friday 25 August – 8pm
Saturday 26 August – 2pm & 8pm
Concession & Groups 8+: $44.00
Children (2 – 16 years): $25.00
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