Queensland Ballet presented a powerful, emotional and thought provoking performance Lest We Forget at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Lest We Forget was showcased through three short and intimate works. The first, In These Best Moments, mesmerised the audience with a story of commitment and hope.
Choreographed by Ma Cong, Queensland Ballet dancers delivering the pas de deux and ensemble movement showed passion, incredible strength and great technique, with each movement in anticipation of the next.
The dancers moved like graceful insects, spiders and butterflies in this contemporary piece to demonstrate the intense music, the darkness of war and the relationships between those leaving to protect their country and their loved ones.
Creating a story from the start to the end of war, Lest We Forget moved into an emotional act and new work We Who Are Left, choreographed by Natalie Weir.
The tear jerking work explored the individual stories behind the young men about to head off to war. The audience were taken through ups and downs with emotions of fear, grief and bravery.
Lest We Forget came to a well-rounded close when the final act came to the stage, bringing up the moral of millions of men through song and dance. However Company B held a bittersweet twist as the once jovial town bid farewell to loved ones.
Queensland Ballet’s Lest We Forget holds a handful of emotions, leaving the audience to feel the ups and downs of the war.
Details: Lest We Forget | Playhouse Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre | 29 July to 6 August