Pointe, Line and Surface
- the history of ballet
Dancebourne Arts proudly present a renewed version of their first original programme Pointe, Line & Surface.


Paraphrasing Wassily Kandinsky's theoretical work on abstract painting, 'Pointe, Line and Surface' defines and expresses the elemental nature of dance through three pieces exploring the themes of technique, alignment and movement and the evolution of classical dance through time.


Paying tribute to one of the first Prima Ballerinas, Marie Taglioni, the first piece "Pointe" is based on a famous romantic choreography from 1845 that takes us back to the time when classical dancers initiated to dance en pointe with non-athletic and yet technically controlled posture.


In the second piece "Line", a neoclassical piece choreographed by Artistic Director Luanne Hyson, the audience is transported from classical antiquity to the technical advancement of classical dance and artistic representation from the 20th century.


With the third piece "Surface", inspirational choreographer Laura Manicone explores the influential and experimental work of the great pioneers of contemporary dance deriving yet challenging the boundaries of classical dance in our 21st century contemporary age.


The premiere of Pointe, Line & Surface is proudly supported by the City of Darebin and will be performed at the Darebin Arts Centre on Thursday August 29th at 7.30pm. 


a history of ballet

Premiere Performance

Thursday 29th August 2019, 7.30pm

Darebein Arts Centre

Cnr Bell St & St Georges Rd, Preston 3072


Line (Sapphires) & Surface - (special preview)


Renaissance Theatre

826 High Street

Kew East VIC 3102

Thursday 20th June 2019, 7pm

Photography by Madi Tyler 

Choreography by Luanne Hyson & Laura Manicone

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 

Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall & Ezio Bosso

Dancers: Luanne Hyson, Akiho Kinoshista, Rina Kudo, Laura Manicone, Madisson Salan & Orla Christie (Artistic Development Program participant 2019)

Pointe - (special preview)


Renaissance Theatre

826 High Street

Kew East VIC 3102

Sunday 16th December 2018, 7pm

Photography by Karen Barber 

Choreography based on the original version by Jules Perrot, 1845

Music by Cesare Pugni

Dancers: Luanne Hyson, Akiho Kinoshista, Beatrice Ramsay, Madisson Salan

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