Ballet a tale of mystical love

Jessica Thompson and Peter Wilson prepare for the ballet.
Jessica Thompson and Peter Wilson prepare for the ballet.

AUSTRALIAN ballet icon Harry Haythorne pirouetted through Gladstone at the weekend, with the seasoned choreographer in town for the rehearsals of La Sylphide.

Gladstone Entertainment Centre will raise the curtains to reveal this famous ballet on August 20, starring both local and national talent.

Mr Haythorne, who has been rehearsing with the title roles in Melbourne, came to Gladstone in order to work with the Young Dancers of Central Queensland, and said he was thrilled with how the production was coming along.

“It's an enormous project to be taken on by a young company, but the dancers are doing remarkably well. I believe the final product will really be something quite special," he said.

The ballet follows the tale of a Scottish farmer who falls in love with a seductive and mystical creature.

Mr Haythorne said the ballet could be likened to the human/vampire relationship explored in the Twilight novels.

“It explores what happens when the supernatural impinges on mortals, and elements of enchantment intervene with ordinary people,” he said.

“There are many magical effects that have to be just right, and I can assure you that there will be many surprises on opening night.”

Purchase tickets from the entertainment centre.

Topics:  gladstone, harry haythorne, la sylphide



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