The Australian Ballet’s Vitesse, Melbourne 2016
A couple of weeks ago I saw The Australian Ballet’s Vitesse program at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. The program comprised three modern pieces including Jiri Kylian’s Forgotton Land, William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Christoper Wheeldon’s Danse a Grande Vitesse.
Each piece combined modern (from early 1980’s to now) music scores and choreography.
My highlight was Forgotton Land. The music and choreography worked well.
For me, Wheeldon’s Vitesse didn’t work as well. Though designed to be fast moving, I felt at times it lacked congruency and homogeny. Never the less, the music and dance and costumes and set was enjoyable.