PERFORMING ARTS

Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White

The Ballet Preljocaj, in asociation with QPAC and Brisbane Festival, brought a contemporary, thrilling and mysterious adaption of Snow White to Brisbane.

Direct from the Aix-en-Provence in France, Ballet Preljocaj created a cast of 24 talented dancers, some who have been dancing professional since age 11 and others who have danced with Bolshoi Ballet and have won awards across Europe.

Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj turned the whimsical and beloved fairy tale into a very real tale that is relevant in the 21st century, with all of the complexities and vulnerabilities felt in society.

The adaption of Snow White features a team of men taking the role of protector of an angelic and innocent young lady and a father who would do anything for his only child.

Cecilia Torres Morillo as The Queen stole the show as a woman insecure about her beauty and age and willing to do anything to regain her youth.

Cecilia’s conniving and wicked expressions transformed the fairy tale into a thriller. Cecilia showed profound strength and technique with a ‘here I am’ attitude that sent an exciting yet nervous tremor through the theatre.

Emilie Lalande delivered a wild, savage and rebellious Snow White in white toga that illustrated a more free role than the young girl in the original fairy tale.

Born in France, Emilie’s talents have seen her perform enticing roles across Europe.

Ballet Preljocaj performed a very real and modern retelling of the original Brothers Grimm Snow White,provoking complexities and thought among the audience.

Image by Darren Thomas

Details: Snow White | Ballet Preljocaj | Lyric Theatre, QPAC | 2 to 11 September

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