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Araluen Arts Centre presents
Melbourne Ballet Company’s
Archè is an original ballet based on the age-old classic Swan Lake, with inspiration taken from The Greek Myth – Leda and The Swan, and The Dying Swan.

The program explores and embraces much of the original narrative and some of the classical repertoire. Director Simon Hoy has structured this work around his unique choreographic style and has developed a score including music by P. Tchaikovsky, L. Einaudi, E.Morricone, and E. Elgar.  Archè is the Greek word that indicates the beginning, the principle from which all things arise. The ancient Greek philosophers such as Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, sought the Archè in the four fundamental essences of the Earth: water, earth, air, fire; focusing on how they interact with each other.

Artists include; MBC Director and Resident Choreographer Simon Hoy (Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet New York, Carolina Ballet, Ballet Mainz Germany), MBC Dancers; Kristy Lee Denovan (The Australian Ballet), Alexander Baden Bryce (MBC company member since 2009), Francesca Giangrasso (Teatro Massimo Bellini, Italy), Johanna Lee (Sydney Dance Company), Masha Peker (Ukraine and American trained), Michael Braun (Queensland Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet), Chloe Henderson (West Australian Ballet, Ajkun Ballet Theatre NYC) Samuel Harnett-Welk (Australian Ballet School, Daniel Jaber and Dancers) and Charles Riddiford (Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Queensland Ballet).

This emotionally charged production has received extremely positive critical acclaim and is suitable for audience everywhere.

“Equisite is the only word to describe Melbourne Ballet Company’s latest production Archè!” – The Melbourne Observer

“Ballet fanatics or not, this piece would suit all audiences. A stunning performance by all.” – DANCETRAIN

Thursday 27 April 2017
Araluen Arts Centre
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Adult $55.00 Concession $52.00 Araluen Arts Centre Members $50.00