Divergence is an adrenalin-charged and provocative work and must be seen in its entirety. From the opening movement, you will be startled by Welch's vision.
Contradictions abound. It is both light and playful, alien and sensuous, serene and chaotic, cool and explosive. Stanton Welch believes in classical ballet. Yet your expectations will be denied and preconceptions challenged by this, his most original creation.
In Welch's own words, "classical ballet is like any living creature, it requires fresh and dangerous sustenance to give it life.
Recorded at the State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre Australia with the State Orchestra of Victoria
Adrian Burnett • Marc Cassidy • Joshua Consandine • Robert Curran • Matthew Donnelly
Rachel Dougherty • Madeleine Eastoe • Catherine Eddy • Timothy Farrar • Simone Goldsmith
Zoey Hart • Natalie Hill • Felicia Palanca • Rachel Rawlins • Rachael Read
Danielle Rowe • Matthew Trent • Lynette Willis • Steven Woodgate • Renee Wright
Music: Georges Bizet (L'Arlesienne Suites No. 1 & 2)
State Orchestra of Victoria
Conductor: Charles Barker
Concert Master: Jo Beaumont
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Costume Design: Vanessa Leyonhjelm
Lighting Design: Francis Croese
Executive Producer: Richard Moore
Director/Producer: Stephen Burstow
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