Audiences will witness dance pushed beyond conventional boundaries in Queensland Ballet’s latest Bespoke season opening at The Brisbane Powerhouse next month.
Queensland Ballet will transform the stage into a multi-sensory experience, transcending the audience into a world where dance and technology interlace to break the barriers of dance as we know it.
Bespoke returns for its third annual year, promising to challenge both artists and audiences alike.
Artistic Director Li Cunxin* AO says Bespoke combines dynamic contemporary dance with technology, design and music to transport the audience from the minds of the choreographers, into a physical space that will fill they eyes, ears and hearts with wonder.
“This contemporary season will premiere three new contemporary works from leading creative talents Lucy Guerin, Amy Hollingsworth and Loughlan Prior,” Mr Li said.
“We are beyond delighted to join forces with acclaimed Australian and New Zealand choreographers who each have their own unique and captivating form of storytelling.”
Choreographer Amy Hollingsworth created 'From Within', a work of two parts; a live stage performance and a Virtual Reality experience that invites the viewer to sit immersed within the piece.
“All art is an expression of what lies within us and with this work I wanted to explore something that not only celebrates our gloriously messy human selves but to create something that audiences could engage with in a different way,” Ms Hollingsworth.
She thanked the dancers for the collaborative experience.
“This work, created in a deeply collaborative spirit with the entire creative team, is ultimately a gift to this extraordinary cast of dancers. It embraces everything from heart bursting joy, to the darker anxieties of life and the whole palette that lies in between.
Bespoke run at The Brisbane Powerhouse from 8 to 16 November
*Pronounced Lee Schwin Sing