Fresh perspectives

Carina Roberts and Chihiro |Nomura in |Five by Night.
Carina Roberts and Chihiro |Nomura in |Five by Night.

The ably realised objective of the figure 5 was to highlight equivalent contribution from all five members of the cast as a pas de cinq rather than a series of solos and pas de deux.

Danced to the music of Adolphe Adam and incorporating an excerpt from Giselle, dazzling talent and rapidity were the hallmarks.

Two very different renditions of Hey Big Spender deliver very different results.

One dance illustrated the adversity of life, highlighted by the incredible acrobatics of Alessio Scognamilio.

This rapid-fire content gave way to a lovely, restful interlude on the nature of daylight, danced by Sandy Delasalle and Matthew Lehmann, to the music of Max Richter, as the search for love and glimpses of light continues.

In deliberate contrast to the usual prevalent white tutus, the final item on the program presented the dancers clad in black.

The dancing throughout was of an extremely high standard, whether reverting to accepted classicism with its dazzling pirouettes, wonderful melodic jettes and lifts or the introduced mix of hip-hop and athleticism, appealing to a wider audience.

Odna Borlaug.

n WA Ballet – Five by Night at the Quarry Amphitheatre until February 27.