Melbourne Ballet Company presents
Concept and Direction by Simon Hoy
“Ballet fanatics or not, this piece would suit all audiences. A stunning performance by all.”
The Melbourne Ballet Company proudly presents, Archè! Archè is an original ballet based on the age-old classic Swan Lake, with inspiration taken from The Greek Myth – Leda and The Swan, and The Dying Swan.
The program explores and embraces much of the original narrative and some of the classical repertoire.
Director Simon Hoy has structured this work around his unique choreographic style and has developed a score including music by P. Tchaikovsky, L. Einaudi, E.Morricone, and E. Elgar. Archè is the Greek word that indicates the beginning, the principle from which all things arise.
The ancient Greek philosophers such as Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, sought the Archè in the four fundamental essences of the Earth: water, earth, air, fire; focusing on how they interact with each other. This