Pre Professional Program

Each year, students in our Pre Professional program will present an hour long, professional dance production. This may be in any dance genre, and will vary from year to year.

Winter Solstice 2018

The Winter Solstice is a performance session that we have implemented at DBS in 2017 for our senior students. The performance is a professional production that is developed over 6 months. It consists of working closely with guest choreographers to produce professional calibre work. Students are challenged to collaborate and develop a work to a professional standard.

Act 1: ‘Hadestown’ – Choreographed by Principal Anna Bloomfield

Inspired by the music of Anais Mitchell, this brand new contemporary piece outs a new twist on the Greek myth ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’. A bright, energetic, jolly adventure set in desperate times, that winds it’s way through New Orleans inspired characters, and frolics through many a barnyard hoedown.

In this outrageously quirky, fun and alternate piece, we explore what it means to have trust, patience and love, and the weakness that exists within us all.

Act 2: ‘The Vitruvian Man’ – Choreographed by Rodrigo Salcado, Jackeline Laso and Angela Canalese

A spectacular collaboration of some of Australia’s brightest urban choreographers, this piece celebrates the diversity and artistry that exists within the urban dance scene. Incorporating waacking, vogue, house, stepping, litefeet and hip hop, this piece will challenge your expectations of urban movement, as it explores the versatility of the shapes and concepts within this genre.

Performance Dates

The performances will be at the ‘Drama Studio’ at the Western Plains Cultural Centre. This exciting new venue presents brilliant new performance opportunities in a very intimate setting. With only 50 tickets available per performance, you are guaranteed a very special, up close experience of these pieces.

There will be 5 performances:

Thursday 2 August     7:00pm

Friday 3 August          5:00pm

Friday 3 August          8:00pm

Saturday 4 August     2:00pm

Saturday 4 August     7:00pm

Ticket Purchase Information

All tickets are available for purchase now!

Tickets are $25.00 each. Payments are made using a credit card at the completion of the purchase. Please note there are no exchanges or refunds on ticket purchases.

Remember, there are only 50 tickets available per show- don’t miss out!!!

You can follow the development of both these Winter Solstice pieces on our Facebook page ‘Dubbo Ballet Studio’.