Premiere - Pointe, Line and Surface

- a history of ballet

Darebin Arts Centre, Preston

Thursday 29th August 2019


Paying tribute to the first prima ballerinas such as Marie Taglioni, "Pointe" is a historic romantic choreography from 1845 that takes us back to the time when classical dancers initiated to dance en pointe. 

Choreography by Jules Perrot

Dancers: Luanne Hyson, Denise Kwan, Rina Kudo,  Madisson Salan 

Music Grande Pas de Quatre by Cesare Pugni 

Photography by Chris Dowd

Line (Sapphires)

Choreographed by Artistic Director Luanne Hyson, "Line" Sapphires in three movements, is a neoclassical piece which transports the audience to the technical advancement and artistic representation of classical dance in the mid-20th century highlighting the influential style and iconic contributors of the past century such as George Balanchine. 

Choreography: Luanne Hyson 
Artists: Luanne Hyson, Akiho Kinoshita, Rina Kudo Madisson Salan & Sean Williams 
Music:  Serenade for Strings in C major by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Photography by Chris Dowd


Choreographer Laura Manicone explores in her piece “Surface” Kandinsky’s abstract themes and the influential and experimental work of Pina Bausch and other great pioneers of contemporary dance whom derived yet challenged the boundaries of classical dance in our 21st century contemporary age. 

Choreography: Laura Manicone 
Artists: Akiho Kinoshita, Laura Manicone, Michelle Valenti & Orla Christie (participant of DBA Artistic development program 2019) 
Music: Follia, Corelli by Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall, Walking Man by Zoë Keating, Sarajevo by Max Richter 

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