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Faster – Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 6 April @ 1:00 pm
Thursday 6 April at 1pm & 7pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Faster is contemporary ballet at its visceral best: a heart-pumping triple program from some of the world’s best contemporary choreographers.
Inspired by the Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”, David’s Bintley’s Faster explores the super-charged world of elite sports. Dancers show off their extraordinary athleticism against a driving score by Matthew Hindson.
Multiverse, meanwhile, sees the return of Wayne McGregor, the genre-bending UK choreographer best known to Australian audiences for Chroma (2014) and Dyad 1929 (2013). Here, McGregor collaborates with trailblazing composer Steve Reich to push ballet to its most natural and unnatural extremes.
Faster also features an Australian premiere from Harbour, Squander and Glory, a thrilling distillation of his distinctive style, with set design by acclaimed architect Kelvin Ho.
Experience the intoxicating physical power of ballet with Faster.
140 MINS IN ALL / 2 INTERVALS
fast, strong, theatrically clever and musically powerful …
The Arts Desk on David Bintley’s Faster
FASTER BY DAVID BINTLEY
Showing off their physiques in streamlined sporting gear, the dancers explore the agony and ecstasy of elite sports.
INFRA BY WAYNE MCGREGOR
“This is a piece of sumptuous beauty and shimmering possibility …” – The Telegraph
SQUANDER AND GLORY BY TIM HARBOUR
How do you expel excess energy? Squander and Glory explores the excess space and shapes between movement.
Choreography and production David Bintley
Guest Repetiteur Patricia Tierney
Music Matthew Hindson
Design Becs Andrews
Setting and lighting design Peter Mumford
Faster is produced in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet. This production was first performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre on 27 June 2012.
Choreography Wayne McGregor
Music Max Richter
Set designs Julian Opie
Costume designs Moritz Junge
Lighting design Lucy Carter
Sound design Chris Ekers
SQUANDER AND GLORY
Choreography and Costume Concept Tim Harbour
Music Michael Gordon
Set design Kelvin Ho
Lighting design Benjamin Cisterne
Member Adult – $72
Member Pensioner – $62.00
Member Youth – $53
Guest Adult – $99
Guest Pensioner – $88
Guest Youth – $77
Member Adult – $80
Member Pensioner – $68
Member Youth – $58
Loge (Side Restricted View) -$36
Guest Adult – $110
Guest Pensioner – $95
Guest Youth – $85
Guest Loge (Side Restricted View) -$55
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