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Review – Imperial Suite

The Australian Ballet’s production of Imperial Suite wows audiences with captivating and poised pointe work.

This double-feature combines two classic pieces of dance repertoire, both choreographed during the 1940s.

Considered the father of modern American ballet, the Russian-born choreographer George Balanchine set his Ballet Imperial to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44.

Like Balanchine, Serge Lifar hailed from Russia, and set Suite En Blanc to music composed by Edouard Lalo.

There is no love story or tragedy here, all that stands before audiences is a stage where talented performers showcase their skills.

Lana Jones and Adam Bull are expertly paired during Ballet Imperial; their performance is romantic, displaying clear chemistry with their synchronized footwork creating an unforgettable experience.

While Chengwu Guo dominates the stage during Suite En Blanc with a well-executed, fast-paced routine.

Nicolette Fraillon leads an explosive orchestra, complemented visually by flamboyant costumes. (LD)

May 16 & 17, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Pt, $36-224, sydneyoperahouse.com.au

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