Now in its 13th year, the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award encourages young stars to fulfil their potential.
McAllister said it not only helped the dancers individually, but lifted the company's overall expertise. "It certainly lifts their profile and confidence and with that comes the technical and artistic development as well,'' he said.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:00 AM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:02 AM
The moment you see Robert Curran there are some obvious signs he is no longer a professional ballet dancer.
There is the fashionable three-day growth - forbidden in the strict classical world unless you're performing Giselle's Hilarion or another roguish, peasant character. There is the sunburned face, another no-no, in Curran's case a result of 10 days in Arnhem Land. But beyond the superficialities, Curran bears a relaxed looseness that wasn't there before, the rigidity so many ballet dancers wear as part of their everyday demeanour seemingly melted away.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:10 AM
Judging by the evidence of her dancing with Sergei Polunin in the Marguerite and Armand first night, Ms Rojo is leaving at the top of her game, not with diminished powers. Everything about her performance as the lady of the camelias is impassioned....
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