Les Illuminations

Les IlluminationsWitness this astonishing collaboration between the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Katie Noonan and Sydney Dance Company – partnering for the very first time – as Johannes Fritzsch directs a heady cocktail of voice and dance ingeniously intertwined with orchestra, Les Illuminations will enchant you.

Featuring choreography by Rafael Bonachela and costumes by Toni Maticevski, Les Illuminations was first presented in 2013 for the centenary of Britten’s birth, beautifully sung by chanteuse Katie Noonan

Performed in two parts, the first dedicated solely to Britten’s music, Les Illuminations is a reflection of love in all forms. First performed in 1940 and devoted to lifelong companion Peter Pears, the score for Britten’s Les Illuminations is set around the suite of romantic poems by French poet Arthur Rimbaud.

Recently named one of Australia’s top 100 singers of all time (Herald Sun, 2013), this will be the second time Katie Noonan joins Sydney Dance Company, having previously collaborated with Rafael Bonachela for LANDforms (2011). Les Illuminations marks Toni Maticevski’s second foray into contemporary dance costume design, with his first venture winning a 2012 Helpmann Award.

Les Illuminations
Concert Hall – Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
Performance: Saturday 14 June 2014 – 8.00pm
Bookings: www.qpac.com.au

For more information, visit: qso.com.au for details.

Image: Katie Noonan in Les Illuminations