Arche by Melbourne Ballet Company
apxn (Arche) is the Greek word that indicates the beginning, the principle from which all things arise - the force that explains their birth and death. Ancient Greek philosophers sought the Arche in the four fundamental essences of the Earth: water, earth, air, fire; focusing on how they interact with each other.
According to Irish culture, the communication between the elements is represented by the figure of the Swan. The elegant creature is related to water where it swims, air where it flies and the earth where it rests. But it is also associated with fire: the sun from which it draws its power to interact with the other three elements.
This piece is based around the well known Swan Lake story although it is not a traditional production of Swan Lake. Audiences will become immersed in a sublime performance to an alternative selection of the original Tchaikovksy score.
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