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Christopher Hill from ballet dancer to choreographer

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, July 12 2019   /  03:02 am

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.As a choreographer, Hill’s signature style of “#FutureBallet” takes the tradition of classical ballet and “pushes it into the future”.“It’s really a mix of contemporary themes and traditional ballet positions but taken beyond the normal constraint...