RWB sat down with Peter Quanz to discuss his upcoming piece, Luminous as part of RWB's fourth and final show of the 2011-12 season. Playful, intimate and poignant, this gorgeous new work examines relationships at different stages of life through a series of duets that range from adolescent love at first site to the deep emotion of a mature relationship and the connection that lasts even after death.
“I was given a quote from Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient that says ‘we die containing a richness of lovers and tribes.’ Ondaatje believes that the people we have in our lives influence us and change our outlook, change our personality, change our character and develop who we are,” said Quanz. “[For Luminous] I set up a series of duets where each dancer performs with two different people and by doing so they show different qualities of themselves.”
We've announced our new season! It is a family friendly, fairy tale fantasy! Much anticipated is Twyla Tharp's The Princess & The Goblin which premieres this fall and will be followed by the much loved holiday classic, Nutcracker. Magical love story, Sleeping Beauty and the big hit Moulin Rouge the Ballet will round off the season in the spring.
Yesterday's Season Launch event detailed some of The Princess & The Goblin's stunning costumes, designed by RWB's very own Anne Armit. The fashion show was enthusiastically received and the buzz continues!
Lastly, our cover girl Amanda Green strutted out in the Ballet Chic cover dress, designed by local Metis fashion designer Andréanne Dandeneau.
Photo Credit Michelle Blais
Happy Birthday! Many happy returns to Ms. Evelyn Hart on her special day. Best wishes from everyone at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet!