Along the harbour’s edge, the image of a dancer shimmers as if on a dream. Ballerina conjures the desire of young artists to reach the infinite through...

Ballerina

Location:

Circular Quay
2000 NSW
Australia

Ballerina
Image. A ballerina’s illuminated outline dances along the shore, her movements synchronised with the music. 20 cut-outs of a ballerina arranged along the water’s edge shine white in turn to form a dance routine of leaps, spins, dips and poses. Her graceful limbs and torso are reflected on the water below. BALLERINA - Vivid Light 2019

Event Details

Artist:
KITONB: Angelo Bonello (Italy)

Collaborators:
Alberta Nunziante (Italy) / Fabrizio Minasi (Italy) / Davide Lamastra (Italy) / Viorel Rosu (Romania) / Daniele Davino (Italy)

Along the harbour’s edge, the image of a dancer shimmers as if on a dream. Ballerina conjures the desire of young artists to reach the infinite through their artistry. The work uses a lighting sequence played across 20 silhouettes to represent the hypnotic cycle of a ballet, repeating in sync with its soundtrack by Davide Lamastra. Stroboscopic effects call to mind a succession of shots from some sort of photographic memory that make up a meaningful yet never completely perceptible vision.

In this dreamlike context, the ballerina of light dances on and on, performing steps, pirouettes and arabesques in an eternal solo. She is barely aware of the architecture, pathways, banisters, lampposts, benches and audience around her. Instead, she is totally absorbed on her stage – the water – with its reflections that fondly embrace the whole city.

Angelo Bonello has an artistic approach characterised by the dimensional distortion of scenic space and landscape that draws on his theatrical and performative experience. He is the artistic director of Kitonb, the Italian creative studio in Rome. Always determined to balance the micro and macro, Angelo has created and directed shows and artistic events in more than 300 cities all around the world.

Artist Angelo Bonello will be attending a meet-and-greet event at the Instituto Italiano di Cultura on Thursday 23rd May. For further information and to register click here

Country represented by installation: Italy

Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.