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RWB season-ender has a light touch

RWB season-ender has a light touch

May 11, 2012
Prairie

"After a year-long, rich bounty of story ballets, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet returned to what it has always done best: offering an eclectic program of mixed repertoire with something for every ballet devotee. The season-closer Pure Ballet, featuring five contemporary works -- including three RWB premières -- opened Wednesday for a five-show run that ends this weekend.

The company première of Peter Quanz's Luminous, originally commissioned by the Hong Kong Ballet in 2010, has been well worth the wait. Inspired by a quote by author Michael Ondaatje, the gorgeous, moonlight-soaked ballet exploring romantic relationships at different stages of life unfolds as a cyclical series of pas de deux, set to a recording of Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich's sweeping Affairs of the Heart..."

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Related Composers: Marjan Mozetich

Related Compositions: Affairs of the heart