Experience the pure, raw energy of dance and the beauty of human movement.
One of Perth’s favourite summer traditions, enjoy the unique combination of contemporary dance while dining under a canopy of stars, surrounded by the magnificence of the City Beach Quarry Amphitheatre. Part of the Perth International Arts Festival, Ballet at the Quarry is the hottest ticket in town.
This year, we proudly present Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry; a series of four short works.
MILNJIYA: MILKY WAY – RIVER OF STARS
A breath-taking feast for the soul. This ground-breaking collaboration between Gary Lang NT Dance Company, WAB and Opera Artist Deborah Cheetham AO, brings together two Indigenous nations, the Larrakia and Yorta-Yorta, ballet and opera as Gary Lang re-tells his mother’s Yolngu Milky Way creation story, featuring dancers from both companies and traditional cultural artists from Yirrkala.
Claude Brumachon presents a ‘dual flight’ full of energy, seeking something to ‘let go of ’ – to find the desire in a body offered, letting the vocalism of movement vibrate. The dancers tear themselves away, run and fly, wild and savage, re-discovering their first animal instincts then repel themselves, finding the ecstasy in the moment.
Following his beautiful work, The Clearest Light, presented at Ballet at the Quarry 2017, WAB’s own Demi-Soloist Christopher Hill will enchant audiences once again, with the premiere of a gorgeous duet for two women which explores the relationship between earth and water… would one survive without the other?
Known for his fluid contemporary choreography, French choreographer, Patrick Delcroix joins WAB for the first time.
Why such sadness on faces in the street, in the shops, the train, on the beach boulevard…? For sure, we are all experiencing the stresses life brings our way; but not all of us come from a country at war or ruled under a dictatorship; nor from an island devastated by the anger of weather or losing a loved one. The happiness is in us now.� Open your eyes, breath his air, moisten yourself with his smell… �If you only have the chance to enjoy it after your final trip, no one will ever know.
Gates open – 6:30pm Dancers Warm-up on stage – 7:00pm
Performance starts – 8:00pm
Cafe available at the venue or BYO Picnic permitted.
Low beach/concert chairs permitted by no wider than 52cms
The Quarry Amphitheatre is proud to be a Non Smoking venue