As the weather does warm up we generally start to look at ourselves and asses just what effects our hibernation has had on the body and where we weigh up with the coming bikini months ahead. Note to self don't do this whilst watching glorious athletic ballet dancers perform in their near nude glory.
Last night we were fortunate enough to attend the opening night Neon Lights. A
collection of works by West Australian Ballet and presented by Sydney Theatre.
Not being one who has a lot of experience seeing professional ballet though I have done my time watching countless dance recitals, the odd bit of experimental contemporary dance - oh and I have seen Black Swan ....twice, I can safely say that Neon Lights was sublime.
Each dancer bought their own individually to every move yet were unified as a whole. They made great feats of human agility seem effortless and at times literally glided across the stage.
Male and female relationships were explored in Jiří Kylián's Un Ballowith grace and sensitivity and Ivan Cavallaris' Strings 32 was a contemporary revelation of the connections that bind us, whether it be seen or unseen. There was a lovely moment when each dancer
introduced themselves, which gave a lovely sense of familiarity and really invited the audience in and in fact be connected with the company.
With this the West Australian Ballet's 60th Anniversary, I think the next 60 years are looking more than rosy. Get yourself down to the Harbour Lights and experience the beautiful Neon Lights. Now back to the conversation of bikini bodies ........
Neon Lights is on at Sydney Theatre from 17th - 21st October 2012