Behind the sheen of awards and honours, elite athletes can often lead lives of agony. Triple-header ballet performance Faster tells this conflicting story, exploring intense pain and passion. It’s coming to Australia for the first time.
The first act was choreographed by Britain’s David Bintley, Faster and was originally created in 2012 for the London Olympics. It revolves around the Olympic motto of “faster, higher, stronger”, as dancers in streamlined sporting gear push their bodies to extreme limits against a dramatic score by Matthew Hindson. The technically strong presentation places agony and ecstasy centre stage.
The second performance is a world premiere from Tim Harbour, Squander and Glory. Harbour has worked alongside the same team who created his 2014 success Filigree and Shadow, including architect Kelvin Ho and lighting designer Benjamin Cisterne. It explores the intricacies of the human energy system.
Rounding off the bill is Infra, the work of another award-winning British choreographer, Wayne McGregor. The performance is juxtaposed against projections by British artist Julian Opie and Max Richter’s haunting score.
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Faster by The Australian Ballet is on at the Sydney Opera House, April 7–26.
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