Brisbane City Youth Ballet's: Alice in Wonderland
Lena Owen | On 13, Jul 2017
Brisbane City Youth Ballet brought delight to the school holidays with their performance of Alice in Wonderland at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The auditorium was brimming with proud family members, aspiring dancers and families seeking out entertainment during the school holidays.
The one act ballet interchanged solo performances with ensemble pieces, shifting the focus between individual grace and group intensity. The dancersâ€™ ability was exceptional with a highlight being the bounding leaps of the White Rabbit. Key dancers played the main roles including Alice, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter.
The full corps of the Brisbane City Youth Ballet brought colour and impact to the stage with the full ensemble performances and interludes as flowers, butterflies and the playing cards. The production madeÂ excellent use of the space andÂ backdrop to guide the audience through the story and engage younger viewers. The costumes were exceptional and brought vivacious colour to co-exist with the fervour of the physical performance.
Following the spectacle, an air of celebrity descended upon the performers. Dancers from the corps and the key roles signed programs and posed for photos. It was delightful to see so many young dancers meeting the performers after the show and marvelling at these giants of dance.
Auditions are currently open for the December 2017 Brisbane City Youth Ballet performance of The Nutcracker. Further information is available on the Brisbane City Youth Ballet website. The current program of events for the Brisbane Powerhouse is available at their website.
Image Credit: Courtesy ofÂ Brisbane Powerhouse