Hailed by audiences and critics alike for its entrancing choreography and stunning beauty, France’s Ballet Preljocaj’s contemporary retelling of Snow White makes its way to Arts Centre Melbourne this August.

This lush, full-length story ballet by celebrated French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj – awarded Best Ballet at the 2017 Helpmann Awards – features massive sets, the magnificent excess of Gustav Mahler‘s symphonies performed live by Orchestra Victoria and an all-star roster of French artists including set design by Thierry Leproust and costumes by legendary Haute Couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Preljocaj conjures imagery from the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale of 1812 – set around the innocence of a character with ‘skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony’ pitted against the envy, deceit and obsession of her stepmother Queen – a story that has since inspired countless pop-culture interpretations for film, television, music, and dance.

Don’t miss your chance to see this truly unique take on a classic in the opulent confines of Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre this August.

1 – 5 August, 2018

Book at www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

 

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