Melbourne Ballet Company in Association with The Century Group presents
Based on the Swan Lake classic and taken from the Greek Myth Leda
Following its inaugural sell out at Concourse premiere season in March, Melbourne Ballet Company returns with Archè at 7.30pm on Thursday June 29 and Friday June 30.
Founded in 2007 MBC is a not-for-profit organisation which has now grown to become one of Australia’s most loved dance companies. The artistic policy of MBC is to present new work and modern ballet performed by highly trained classical dancers. Since its launch MBC has presented over 35 original works.
Based on the much loved age-old classic Swan Lake, the narrative-driven original ballet is taken from The Greek Myth – Leda and The Swan and The Dying Swan. MBC director Simon Hoy has structured the work around his unique choreographic style and has developed a score including music by Tchaikovsky, Einaudi, Morricone and Elgar. Timothy Podesta (South African Ballet Theatre, Projection Dance) has also contributed to the choreography.
Arché is a Greek word implying the beginning, the source from which all things arise. Ancient Greek philosophers sought the Archè in the four fundamental essences of the Earth: water, earth, air, fire; focusing on how they interact with each other. Also, found deep in Irish culture is a form of communication between the elements, as represented by the figure of the Swan.
Archè MBC consists of ten dancers from celebrated companies around the world including The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, WA Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet New York, and The Queensland Ballet. The line-up includes Alexander Baden Bryce, Johanna Lee, Masha Peker, Kristy Lee Denovan, Maughan Jemesen, Gemma Pearce, Chloe Henderson, Matt Dillon, Joseph Phillips and Michael Braun.
Melbourne Ballet Company Archè
730pm Thursday June 29 & 730pm Friday June 30
Student Concession $52.00
Family (2 x adults, 2 x kids) $178
(All tickets include GST)