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‘Once’ upon a ballet

  • Frederica Sizilia Priyanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 14 2016   /  09:15 am
Swirl and twirl: Indonesian ballet dancers practice their moves for the upcoming gala performance Once, which is to take place in August.(JP/Frederica Sizilia Priyanto)(JP/Frederica Sizilia Priyanto)

Swirl and twirl: Indonesian ballet dancers practice their moves for the upcoming gala performance Once, which is to take place in August.(JP/Frederica Sizilia Priyanto)A gala performance by an international ballet company will feature more than a good show, as it also offers golden tickets for local dancers to soar globally.

Like any other form of art, ballet is a medium of expression. But while internationally renowned, the graceful dance has never really intrigued the hearts of many Indonesians.

West Australian Ballet, with the support of the Australian Embassy Jakarta and in partnership with ballet.id, an NGO that promotes contemporary dances, will present Once, a ballet gala performance, on August 6 and 7 at Teater Jakarta in Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta.

The performance will feature excerpts from legendary fairytales The Nutcracker and Cinderella.