Pointe, Line & Surface - a history of ballet

Dancebourne Arts

DANCEBOURNE ARTS proudly present a renewed version of their first original progamme, Pointe, Line & Surface.

Paraphrasing Wassily Kandinsky's theoretical work on abstract painting, 'Pointe, Line and Surface' defines and expresses the elemental nature of dance through three pieces exploring the themes of technique, alignment and movement and the evolution of classical dance through time.

Paying tribute to one of the first Prima Ballerinas, Marie Taglioni, the first piece, "Pointe", is based on a famous romantic choreography from 1845 that takes us back to the time when classical dancers initiated to dance en pointe with non-athletic and yet technically controlled posture. In the second piece "Line", a neoclassical piece choreographed by Artistic Director Luanne Hyson, the audience is transported from classical antiquity to the technical advancement of classical dance and artistic representation from the 20th century. With the third piece "Surface", inspirational choreographer Laura Mancione explores the influential and experimental work of the great pioneers of contemporary dance deriving yet challenging the boundaries of classical dance in our 21st century contemporary age.

The premiere of Pointe, Line & Surface - a history of ballet is proudly supported by the City of Darebin and will be performed at the Darebin Arts Centre on Thursday August 29th at 7.30pm.

Photo: Lucia Ondrusova

Artists: Luanne Hyson, Akiho Kinoshita, Denise Kwan, Rina Kudo, Laura Manicone, Madisson Salan, Michelle Valenti, Sean Williams & Orla Christie (Artistic Development Program)

Upcoming Events Submit an Event

December

This festive season, Cirque Stratosphere – a spectacular new circus from the creators of CIRCUS 1903 (2016) and last summer’s smash-hit The Illusionists:

January

SHREK THE MUSICAL, the lavish multi-million dollar musical will open in January!

Extend yourself this summer at Sydney Dance Company's School Holiday Workshops. Develop skills in a variety of dance styles with workshops ranging from one to five days.

Incite Youth is Force Majeure’s professional dance theatre program for young people aged 14 to 18 years.

Drawing on the success of the Sydney (2016) and Brisbane (2018) conferences, Royal Academy of Dance Australia is delighted to announce its third conference, Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds.

City Adult Ballet classes in Melbourne, will help you discover your true potential as an adult dancer.

February

Auditions for Rambert's FD/BA in Ballet and Contemporary Dance and workshops for dancers aged 14-19 years will be held in various cities.

Dive into a cool refreshing ocean of fluid sexuality and gender with famed drag artist and cultural provocateur, Courtney Act, as she explores and pours her creative juices into her latest pop-cabaret: FLUID.

April

Todrick Hall is bringing his amazing new show to Australia and New Zealand in 2020! You’ve seen him on YouTube, you’ve seen him on RuPaul’s Drag Race, now it’s time to see him live on stage for his Haus Party!