Queensland Ballet’s ‘Trilogy’ – Dance Informa Journal

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane.
16 June 2023.

Queensland Ballet’s newest manufacturing, Trilogy, is a triple invoice showcasing three stand-alone works, all with a definite efficiency aptitude.

The primary piece, A Temporary Nostalgia, explores the emotion of fleeting reminiscences and greedy for moments in time. The theme is expressed via feeling somewhat than narrative, the paradox of the piece solely complementing its haunting and frightening nature. Jack Lister’s classical and noir infused choreography is accompanied with an ominous and sometimes distressing rating by Tom Harrold. Together with a concrete set and dramatic lightening design by Thomas Mika and Alexander Belage, respectively, the steadiness of the manufacturing components offers the efficiency an virtually brutal and dystopian atmosphere. Nostalgia is a powerful opener for the triple invoice, as its stark ambiance and set offers the viewers the chance to understand the unbelievable expertise and ability of the forged, earlier than getting absorbed by the brilliant and vigorous manufacturing of the next two works.

The second act, Rooster, swings into an upbeat homage to the rock ‘n’ roll period of the Nineteen Sixties and ’70s. Set fully to the long-lasting music of The Rolling Stones, this piece showcases the vibrance and playfulness of the period. Christopher Bruce’s energetic choreography imitates the brash mannerisms of the rooster in a satirical commentary on the cockiness of younger males, and the following cavalier angle of ladies. A dynamic mixture of jazz, swing and classical methods, together with a stylistic nod to Mick Jagger’s signature swagger, Rooster colourfully bridges the hole between traditional and modern, delivering one thing enjoyable and buoyant for all audiences.

Concluding the trio of works is My Sensible Profession. Primarily based on the traditional Australian novel by Miles Franklin, it tells the story of headstrong however playful Sybylla, a younger lady within the 19th century who is decided to reject the societal norms laid out for her. Probably the most classical ballet of the three, Cathy Marston choreographs an exquisite piece that represents the naïve and cussed nature of any younger lady craving to seek out her place. The simplistic set and costume design permits for the characters to form the narrative, which the forged does sublimely. Whereas solely a brief work itself, My Sensible Profession nonetheless encompasses a wealthy story for the viewers via the charming journey of its characters and enchanting music.

Trilogy is a implausible present for all ages and audiences. Whether or not you’re a first-time visitor to the theatre, or a seasoned ballet lover, Queensland Ballet’s Trilogy gives leisure and superb expertise for everybody to get pleasure from.

By Olivia Schoenauer.

By Queensland Ballet’s partnership with Griffith College, the corporate recognized the chance to attach with the college’s journalism college students on a reviewer program that not solely offers the coed real-world expertise, but additionally allows Queensland Ballet to see its productions from the lens of an rising viewers. All Griffith College journalism college students have been eligible to use for consideration for this program by submitting a mock overview in a contest. Olivia Schoenauer was unanimously chosen because the winner. This program is testomony to the power of Queensland Ballet’s partnership with Griffith College and demonstrates the corporate’s continued dedication to collaboration.