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The Melbourne Ballet Company will be performing its critically acclaimed production Infinite Space at the Byron Community Centre on Friday and Sunday.

The Melbourne Ballet Company, led by Alisa Finney and Simon Hoy, was launched in 2007 and has produced over 30 original works. The team of 10 world-class dancers includes highly esteemed artists who have been members of major ballet companies from around the world.

‘While embracing both classical and contemporary techniques we celebrate the physical form with a great respect for musicality’, says resident choreographer Simon Hoy. ‘Infinite Space is an example of classical dance reinterpreted to be relevant and inspiring for both new and loyal ballet audiences.’

The program consists of four original works –

In One Day is a 35-minute work that celebrates physicality and athleticism. It was created as a homage to the City of Melbourne and choreographed by MBC’s Simon Hoy with Robert Kelly, and is set to the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Dark Before Daylight is a powerful new interpretation of the classic story of Swan Lake. It is choreographed by Simon Hoy and set to the music of Elgar.

Phrased Without Word is choreographed by Simon Hoy to Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel in Spiegel” – which in German literally translates to ‘mirrors in the mirror’, referring to the infinite number of images produced by parallel plane mirrors. So in Pårt’s score the tonic triads are endlessly repeated with small variations, as if they are reflected back and forth.

Infinite Space has become something of a signature piece for MBC, showcasing the fluidity of the dancers, whose movements seem to glide effortlessly from one shape to the next. This uplifting work is a celebration of hope, conveyed through the beauty of the music and dance. It is choreographed by Simon Hoy to Mozart’s sparkling Piano Concerto No. 27.

MBC will offer masterclasses through local dance schools to senior students and teachers while touring. It will also offer its popular Fairy Ballet Classes to young children again. Children may come dressed as a fairy, a princess, a prince or ballerina. They take class with a real MBC ballerina and learn basic classical ballet positions, locomotion work, mime and improvisation.

Performances and workshops will be held this weekend at the Byron Community Theatre – performances are at 7pm on Friday June13 and 2pm and 6pm on Sunday June 15.

For more information on Melbourne Ballet Company, visit: www.melbourneballetcompany.com.au.

To book tickets for Infinite Space or to register for a workshop contact the Byron Community Centre.

Phone 6685 6807 Email: [email protected]


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