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Christopher Hill: From ballet dancer to choreographer

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Wed, July 10, 2019  /  07:15 pm
Christopher Hill: From ballet dancer to choreographer

Graceful: West Australian Ballet performs “White Swan Pas De Deux”. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Australian choreographer Christopher Hill has lent his skills in classical ballet to young Indonesian dancers to create his latest, most complex piece. The choreographed piece, titled One Together, was performed by young Indonesian dancers under the banner of the Indonesian Youth Ensemble. It was featured during Historia: The Journey of Ballet in Indonesia, an exhibition at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta playhouse in Central Jakarta, on July 6 and 7. Ballet.id collaborated with the West Australian Ballet dance company for the event, which narrated the journey of Indonesian ballet – from its beginnings to its present day incarnation. Graceful: West Australian Ballet performs “White Swan Pas De Deux”. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari) As a choreographer, Hill’s signature style of “#FutureBallet” takes the tradition of classical ballet and “pushes it into the f...