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American Ballet Theatre: Three Masterpieces

American Ballet Theatre: Three Masterpieces

| On 08, Sep 2014

The American Ballet Theatre captivated audiences during the opening night of Three Masterpieces, their second ballet for the Brisbane season, at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

The spectacular triple bill showcased the abilities of American Ballet Theatre including their originality, and adaptability, from classical to contemporary dance.

Three Masterpieces commenced with Bach Partita choreographed by Twyla Tharp. Three leading couples demonstrated an inventive approach to dance, performing in sync with the magnificent sounds of violin soloist Charles Yang. The costumes gracefully floated with each mechanical and contemporary movement, before leading into the second show Seven Sonatas, which was choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky and further depicted American Ballet Theatre’s incredible display of talent.

While American Ballet Theatre Dancer Stella Abrera mesmerised the crowd during her magical solo performances, it was the passionate and heartfelt ballet between Abrera and Calvin Royal III that truly drew the audience into each significant moment during the first two displays of the triple bill.

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Concluding the night was Fancy Free, which truly engaged the audience in a hilarious and charismatic performance choreographed by Jerome Robbins. The ballet, which was created specifically for American Ballet Theatre, and which premiered in 1944, took the audience to a side street on New York where the sailors docked for an evening. American Ballet Theatre dazzled Brisbane, encouraging much support from the crowd.

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The magnificent triple bill, Three Masterpieces, by American Ballet Theatre illustrated the extraordinary talent of the organisation, and their dancers, while drawing the audience into a series of breathtaking, engaging and incredibly entertaining stories.

The Details

What: Three Masterpieces, American Ballet Theatre

Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane

When: 05 September to 07 September 2014

How Much: From $79.00 to $229.00


Three Masterpieces. Images provided by American Ballet Theatre