This program will feature three world premieres from Australian choreographers Lucas Jervies, Tim Podesta and Alex Baden Bryce and is the first of a trilogy of performances by Melbourne Ballet entitled Intention and Desire showing throughout 2016.
The first part of this new trilogy explores the concept of illusion vs reality in Veil of Maya. The Veil has been described as a frightening illusion which can obscure human perception of reality – what exists and what does not.
For many who believe that in human love we find completeness – such a delusion is regrettable – blinding men into falling in love. The opening ‘volume’ of Intention and Desire thus presents a reflection of a distorted world, clouded by disturbing shadows.