Ballet that’s well beyond a tutu

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Ballet Ireland are set to visit the Hawk’s Well Theatre to present work spanning three centuries, this Sunday, April 19 at 7.30pm.

LIFT: Kesi Olley-Dorey from the UK being held up by, from left, Richard Bermange from UK, Diarmaid O’Meara from Roscrea, Tipperary, and James Loffler from UK as (from right), Simona Marsibilio from Italy, Jane Magan from Rathfarnham, Dublin, Maria Ledesma from Spain and Celine Le Grelle from Belgium look on. Photo by Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland.
LIFT: Kesi Olley-Dorey from the UK being held up by, from left, Richard Bermange from UK, Diarmaid O’Meara from Roscrea, Tipperary, and James Loffler from UK as (from right), Simona Marsibilio from Italy, Jane Magan from Rathfarnham, Dublin, Maria Ledesma from Spain and Celine Le Grelle from Belgium look on. Photo by Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland.

“Tutus and Beyond” journeys from traditional classical ballet to striking contemporary work in a mixed bill that features an array of styles, including new work created for the company by Royal Ballet dancer-turned-choreographer, Ludovic Ondiviela.

Ballet Ireland’s latest production presents three works in two halves. The first features Pas de Quatre, a classic of the Romantic style which caused a sensation in 1845 when it was created for the four greatest ballerinas of the time.

This is followed by “Sing Sing Sing”, a high-octane visit to Broadway and Hollywood of the 1960s and 70s – inspired by Bob Fosse.

The second half of the programme features the premiere of a powerful and magical new ballet,”Lost”,by Ludovic Ondiviela. Ludovic developed this work in Dublin last year drawing inspiration from Irish mythology which he became fascinated by during his time here.

Anne Maher, director of Ballet Ireland is thrilled about the tour of this fresh new season of work:

“We are bringing ballet well beyond the tutu in this fun, diverse show. We’re especially excited to be bringing the work of Ludovic Ondiviela to audiences around the country, a rising star of the international ballet and dance world.

“2014 was a whirlwind year for the company which saw our debut at Sadler’s Wells with Morgann Runacre Temple’s much loved Carmen and a successful 25 date tour of Swan Lake. The company continues its commitment to present classical works alongside new ballets to our national touring audience – and Tutus & Beyond shows the connection between the old and the new worlds of ballet.”

The dancers performing are Richard Bermange, Chris Furlong, Céline Le Grelle, Maria Ledesma, James Löffler, Jane Magan, Simona Marsiblio, Kesi Olley-Dorey and Diarmaid O’Meara.

Tickets for Sunday’s show cost €15 (€12 conc.) and there is a special €50 family ticket offer.

Booking can be made through the theatre box office on 071-9161518 or www.hawkswell.com

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