Dancers on Pointe to World Stage
The West Australian Ballet company will travel to Jakarta in early August to perform some of their finest pieces. Initiated by the Ballet Indonesia Foundation (Ballet.id) and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, the tour has been made possible by an investment from the Federal Government’s Catalyst arts fund and from WA’s Department of Culture and the Arts.
The tour follows a performance by WAB soloist Christopher Hill and Australian prima ballerina Juliet Burnett at Ballet.id’s first ever Indonesian Ballet Gala in August 2015 which ignited a resounding demand for western dance in Indonesia.
“The public loved it and they were really asking for more,” Scannella said. “We are going to be the first Western ballet company to be invited to perform in Jakarta.”
Included in the gala style programme will be David Dawson’s 5 and On the Nature of Daylight, a solo from The Nutcracker, a pas de dux from David Nixon’s Beauty & the Beast, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s La Pluie, and a ball scene from Jayne Smeulders’ Cinderella along with a performance by a youth ensemble comprising local Indonesian dancers.
For more information, visit the WAB website.