Synergy Synopsis —

SYNERGY – Program synopsis

Synergy brings together the rising stars of Queensland Ballet, in a series of short, contemporary and neo- classical works, performed by our Pre-Professional and Jette Parker Young Artist Programs as well as Company Artists.
With a focus on the creation of new works, this season will welcome both established and emerging choreographers, including Rani Luther, Louise Deleur as well as QB’s own Vito Bernasconi and Jack Lister. Celebrating the fusion of QB’s Academy and Company, the choreographers will work closely with the Artists in the development of this intimate studio season.
In addition to attending the performance, aspiring young dancers can take part in exclusive Masterclasses with the talented artistic and creative teams. Held in QB’s home studios these classes will offer a unique training opportunity to develop a broader understanding of dance and enhance technical awareness.

'Moving Portraits' is a contemporary ballet created around short snapshots of the dancers personally created movement sequences in order to create a moving artwork that highlights each dancer’s individual traits.

Drawing on the iconic romantic ballet, ‘Giselle’ is a reimagining of the famed act II pas de deux between Giselle and Albrecht. Set to Adams’ evocative score with stylistic references to the traditional, the work centres around the themes of love and forgiveness. ‘Giselle’ was first performed and commissioned as part of the Queensland Pops Orchestra’s 2017 New Year’s Eve Gala.

JACK LISTER – Nocturne
George Balanchine famously said, "Dance is music made visible". An idea that without music, dance is just movement. At the core of this work I wish to simply explore connection. Movement to music, dancer to musician, audience to performer, dancer to dancer, and musician to instrument. The vital connections which transform otherwise meaningless movement into art.

For the general populous, there’s always something holding us back from what we know we desire. While we can be 99% certain, sometimes all it can take is 1% uncertainty to fall away from the path we wished to follow...