Rite of Spring, Matisse La Danse & Carmen (excerpt) presented by Byron Ballet

 

Rite of Spring, Matisse La Danse & Carmen (excerpt) presented by Byron Ballet at Byron Theatre

Byron Ballet Company’s soiree will transport you on a powerful journey through the incredibly fertile world of musical creation in France from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century.

4 performances:

Friday 23rd July at 7:00pm
Saturday 24th July at 2.00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday 25th July at 5:00pm

RITE OF SPRING

Witness Igor Stravinsky’s infamous & iconoclastic ballet The Rite of Spring – one of the most influential performance masterpieces of the twentieth century. Stravinsky‘s avant garde score and Nijinsky’s sacrilegious choreography caused outrage at the Paris premier in 1913. It was the beginning of the modern era, and one of the most famous nights in art’s history.

Rite of Spring, Matisse La Danse & Carmen (excerpt) presented by Byron Ballet at Byron Theatre

Join Byron Ballet as they make a tribute to these masters with an original family friendly production that will take you on an unforgettable journey of suspense and sensual beauty.

Direction/choreography by Yvonne Hall. Extra male choreography by Robert Kelly.

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CARMEN (excerpt) 

Byron Ballet presents the passionate love duet from this famous story of love and betrayal.

Carmen: Rite of Spring, Matisse La Danse & Carmen (excerpt) presented by Byron Ballet at byron Theatre

Don José is hopelessly smitten by the free-spirited and beautiful Carmen, but when she betrays him for a dashing toreador, his ardour turns to jealous rage.

Set to the backdrop of George Bizet’s famous hypnotic musical score.

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MATISSE LA DANSE

An original creation based on Matisse’s famous painting La Danse’ from 1910, and some of his other masterpieces.

Matisse La Danse: Rite of Spring, Matisse La Danse & Carmen (excerpt) presented by Byron Ballet at Byron Theatre

“Actually, I live more in Dance: expressive movements, rhythmics, music I like”, said Matisse as a sort of explanation (justification) at the end of his long life. “It was inside me, this dance.”

Matisse witnessed Isadora Duncan dancing (one of the founders of modern dance) and if, indeed, she was a large source of inspiration for his dance, it was also a visit in the south of France, where he witnessed and was fascinated by fishermen dancing their traditional ring that inspired the circle of dancers.

Directed and conceived by Vianney Pinion
Soprano – April Galett, Cello – Ian Knowles, Piano -Ken Naughton.
Music – De Falla, Saint-Saens, Debussy and Lekeu.

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To redeem your Discover NSW vouchers (valid until 31st July) or to book wheelchair accessible seating, contact the Theatre Box Office:
Mon – Fri, 10.30am – 1.30pm. Tel.(02) 6685 6807
Or email boxoffice@byroncentre.com.au

This is a Covidsafe event.

For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.  Please note masks are mandatory while attending the theatre due to current covid restrictions.

 The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.

N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
1.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Event Bar open
1.30pm – Theatre doors open
2.00pm – Byron Ballet Triple Bill
3.30pm – Event concludes (includes interval)