Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
28 August – 6 September 2014
Fall in love with the spectacular world of La Bayadère.
In this epic story of forbidden passion, a beautiful temple dancer and a heroic warrior fight for their love against a backdrop inspired by 19th century visions of the exotic East. Every minute on stage is powered by explosive classical technique and fast-moving choreography amongst blazing colours, opulent sets and lavish costumes created by design visionary Peter Farmer – including his hauntingly beautiful version of the famous Kingdom of the Shades scene.
Stanton Welch, resident choreographer of The Australian Ballet and artistic director of Houston Ballet, brings a masterful dimension to this classic, crafting the story with unrivalled dance technique and a hint of Bollywood sass. A kaleidoscope of beauty, colour and spell-binding movement, La Bayadère will leave you in awe. Don't miss this spectacular night out at the ballet.
"It's hard to beat La Bayadère for high drama, bravura choreography and eye-catching scenery and costumes" Playbill Arts
LA BAYADÈRE (2010)
Choreographer Stanton Welch
Music Ludwig Minkus
Arranged by John Lanchbery
Costume and Set Design Peter Farmer
Lighting Design Francis Croese
With Orchestra Victoria
I am looking foward to providing A/V support at the Word For Word Non-Fiction Festival in Geelong.
16 August 2014
National Wool Museum, Geelong
Interpreting History: Panel Discussion
Gathered for one very special event to discuss their interpretations of history are artists, writers and historians of international renown. Panellists include Stella Prize winning author Dr Clare Wright, "QI elf" and researcher Molly Oldfield, musicians Shane Howards and Ash Davies and Yandruwandha man Aaron Patterson who has a unique connection to the Burke and Wills story. The session will be chaired by broadcaster and author Derek Guille.
*UPDATE: I just have to nerd out for a moment now this event has passed, I didn't realise Dr Clare Wright would be speaking so was thrilled to find out what the session was about! I'm a huge fan of Dr Wright's book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka which I bought while supervising sound at the Williamstown Literary Festival so it was great to hear her speak again.
I am gutted I didn't get a chance to take more photos of this set/staging as it was absolutely stunning!
Not pictured: Tracey's upright bed truck; Triangular flats rotate to create Baltimore cityscape, Mr Pinky's Hefty Hideaway and Motormouth Maybelle's record store; Corny Collins desk truck rotates to create Maybelle's record store shelves; Big Dollhouse prison bars; Hairspray can opens to reveal Edna inside and pea-soup fog is sprayed from "nozzle".
Set build, LX and SX by Yourshow. Set/stage painting by Chris White.