‘With | In | Sight’ The grandeur of this contemporary triple bill was blissful to watch


Australian choreographer Craig Davidson has created world premieres for ballet companies around the word and his With|In|Sight is another for West Australian Ballet. It focuses on the disparity between moments of chaos and clarity in our existence - apt for our present situation. It opens (and…

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‘With | In | Sight’ – STATE – West Australian Ballet – Hitting the high notes at 70


The world premiere of With | In | Sight, by internationally-renowned Australian choreographer Craig Davidson, opens the evening. It's an atmospherically ambient work of layered movement, soundscapes and muted visual palettes. Davidson explores the inevitability of personal turmoil and its…

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‘Entropy’ Young dancers shine: Junior Ballett Zürich in Impulse


Davidson's Entropy is enclosed in white walls marked out by panels of light that suggest high windows to the outside world. On a theme of adapting to change, Davidson uses the full company of fourteen dancers in an expertly structured work, striking a balance between complexity and clarity. The…

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‘Existentia’ Origen Festival Cultural


Existentia captured the mood of the current times. Working loosely around the theme of the Holy Grail, Davidson takes the quest for the elusive chalice that has spawned a thousand mystical fantasies and roots firmly in the human condition. The universal search for happiness, and something better,…

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‘Parts per Million’ Bespoke, Queensland Ballet


Parts per Million, according to choreographer Craig Davidson, looks at human behaviour patterns and the idea of change. The performance pushed the audience to consider how we operate on a daily basis and question what we need to change in response to the work around us. This was a dramatic and…

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‘Parts per Million’ Queensland Ballet’s contemporary season


The piece Parts per Million is a dynamic sequence with patterns of dancers invoking symbolic group movement. A retinue with austere lighting and deep trance moving to clockwork like sound by Thayer, seemingly depicting a reference to society and the rhythm of life. Breathtaking duets highlighted…

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‘Remembrance/Hereafter’ Atlanta Ballet: Shows a company on the cusp of a new generation


The second piece of the evening, Craig Davidson’s Remembrance/Hereafter was a breath of fresh air and felt explosive, exciting and freeing from the moment the curtain opened on a visually impactful set that resembled a hanging garden. Right away, my eye was drawn to the warm but dynamic qualities…

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‘Remembrance/Hereafter’ Atlanta Ballet’s “Black Swan” offers mixed bag of modern, traditional


Craig Davidson's piece, Remembrance/Hereafter, was commissioned by Atlanta Ballet and set to a live performance of Franz Schubert's Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden." It allowed the ensemble to move with unearthly grace and a clarity that was as refreshing as it was captivating. Davidson…

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‘Reminiscence’ World Gala, Seoul International Dance Competition


From Dresden SemperOper, Sangeun Lee and Christian Bauch also bought a premiere from company dancer, Craig Davidson. His Duet Reminiscence, is a quality debut, an abstract work with a persuasive concept underlying the dance and shading the interpretation with gentle longing. The choreography is…

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‘Ambiguous Content’ West Australian Ballet at the Quarry – Dance Australia


Choreographer Craig Davidson's Ambiguous Content with distinctive side-lighting be Ben Fry, and set to a rich mix of music by Johann Paul von Westhoff, Philip Glass, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Ólafur Arnalds followed after a short interval. In Kate Vanables's stylish-designed blue-grey…

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‘Ambiguous Content’ West Australian Ballet, Ballet at the Quarry: Five by Night


A contrasting work, Craig Davidson's Ambiguous Content to a score by Philip Glass, was a world premiere. Much of the ambiguity was provided by the dim lighting, with dancers appearing and disappearing like a magician's doves and rabbits. There was a hint of ballroom in the staging, with the dancers…

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