Tutus and Beyond
Following the sell-out success of ‘Swan Lake’, hailed as ‘one of best productions’ the company has done (Irish Mail on Sunday), Ballet Ireland return to Draíocht this Spring with ‘Tutus & Beyond’, a mixed programme which journeys from traditional classical ballet to the striking contemporary work being produced today.
Firstly comes Pas de Quatre - the romantic classic caused a sensation when it was created for the four greatest ballerinas of the time in 1845, who not wanting to share the spotlight, never danced together ever again!
Next up, Sing Sing Sing, inspired by Bob Fosse, a legendary choreographer of Broadway and Hollywood throughout the 60s and 70s.
The second half of the programme features the premiere of a powerful and magical new ballet, ‘Lost’, by Ludovic Ondiviela, who has taken inspiration from Irish mythology and Irish Faeries in the creation of this touching work.
With lighting by award winning designer Paul Keogan, this mixed programme shows the diversity of the company following its ‘wonderful tour’ (Sunday Independent) of Swan Lake which ‘ticked all the boxes’ (Sunday Independent).
Dancers include: Richard Bermange, Céline Le Grelle, Maria Ledesma, James Löffler, Jane Magan, Kesi Olley-Dorey.