Hello from Down Under,
from both of us! We arrived safely in Melbourne, where we’ve been invited to dance at the 50th Anniversary Gala of the Australian Ballet. It’s an exciting journey, first of all because we’ve both never been to Melbourne before, secondly because ballet stars from all over the world are here for the Anniversary – we’re going to meet dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of China and the Tokyo Ballet backstage! In the galas, we will dance two pieces which mean a lot to us: Little Monsters, a modern Pas de Deux Demis Volpi created for us, and the classical „Grand Pas de Deux“ from Don Quijote. Actually these are both short pieces, but we couldn’t have chosen a more challenging program – both require extreme strength and concentration … and are extremely fun to dance!
On Wednesday there’s the premiere in the Arts Centre Melbourne; all in all we’ll do five shows in four days. Still we very much hope there will be time in between rehearsals and performances for at least one trip to the beach – it’s been sunny every day!
Many regards to all of you,
Elisa and Daniel