June 13

G (FORCE)

Scott Ewen & Samantha Hines

Scott Ewen & Samantha Hines

We all know how hard it is to get a bloke onto the dance floor. Imagine a scenario where the spirits of women jilted at the altar lure unsuspecting dudes into the forest and dance them to death …. this is the tragic story of Giselle , one of classical ballet’s enduring spectacles.  2013 and in steps G stage left, a reinterpretation, a deconstruction, a post modern version of Giselle’s tragic tale choreographed by Gary Stewart and danced by the incredible Australian Dance Theatre. G is a mind blowing production that could be described as a homage and some times piss take of the original extravaganza. Bucolic sets and forestry are replaced by a giant LED screen that serves as the backdrop to what is a brilliant integration of text and movement. The dancers look stunning wearing green (and the occasional tree). If you think its impossible to look gorgeous in green just wait till you see the moves. Talk about impossible ! The laws of physics go out the window as ADT’s company defy gravity and show flagrant disregard for the body’s limitations. ADT has a long, almost 50 years, history of innovation and Gary Stewart has taken Australian dance to thrilling new heights. There is one more performance at Canberra Theatre Centre tonight Friday 15/6 but if you miss it don’t despair because ADT is on tour and will very soon be in Wagga Wagga, Albury, Bunbury and Mandurah – remember, ADT never disappoints.

Adam Blanche and Elizabeth Dalman Cameron (founder ADT)

Adam Blanche and Elizabeth Dalman Cameron (founder ADT)

Wendy Hockings & David Broker

Wendy Hockings & David Broker

Kyle Page & Amber Haines

Kyle Page & Amber Haines

Matte Roffe & Zoe Dunwoodie

Matte Roffe & Zoe Dunwoodie

Wendy Hockings & Julianne Pierce

Wendy Hockings & Julianne Pierce

Elizabeth Old & Kim Boehm

Elizabeth Old & Kim Boehm

Natalie Allen & Elizabeth Cameron Dalman

Natalie Allen & Elizabeth Cameron Dalman

Harriet Elvin, Julianne Pierce & Gill Hugonnet

Harriet Elvin, Julianne Pierce & Gill Hugonnet