West Australian Ballet Centre, 134 Whatley Crescent, Maylands
These young dancers are just tremendous at what they do. To evoke emotions from yours truly, a mere novice to this world was something that was a little confronting for me.
I have to admit, after I wrote the last sentence, I had a complete mental block for a few days. Writers block. I have no idea why. I thought perhaps it was because I didn’t know what to say, so I apologise, this is my best effort I can muster.
I’d like to give props to the dancers for the first showing, titled ‘P’. That really got things going! I enjoyed the chemistry between the male and female leads, if that’s how you describe them. It’s admirable seeing the trust they enlist in one another. I kind of hate them all for how fit they are, it just makes me feel atrocious!
‘When the Bough Breaks’ by Kirsty Clarke was my second favorite routine of the night and I wanted to give her props for the choreography. Each dance told a story, some story that I was unable to figure out as a novice, but others I could understand.
The last thing I want to speak of was the final routine of the proceedings, ‘Presley Suite’ by Craig-Lorde-Sole. The routine that took place between the two male dancers during ‘Love Me Tender’ hit me right in the chest. I don’t know if it’s because the song itself wrecks my soul, but the mix of the song and dance these two had together upset me, in a good way. I couldn’t believe a dance routine was making me teary eyed! Many props to the performers. You got me.
To all the performers, you were absolutely brilliant. Special mentions will go to the following: Adam Alzaim; tremendous. Melissa Bonface, you’re a character and a hell of a talent. Matej Perunicic and Jack Whiter; you two struck a nerve with me somewhere! Asja Petrovski was a star, and Glenda Gomez absolutely lit up the room! Watching your routines made me feel like a better person and I really strongly suggest anyone reading this go check it out. Unfortunately my review is late due to my writers block, but it is going on till July 6th! Or furthermore, keep an eye on whats coming next and check it out because the WA Ballet team are a diamond standard in local entertainment.
The next shows are:
Friday 5 July, 7:30pm
Saturday 6 July, 3:00pm
Saturday 6 July, 7:30pm
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