Stephen Baynes’ Constant Variants is neo-classical ballet at its most hypnotic. Featuring pristine technique and a Tchaikovsky score with solo cello, its jewel-like moments and pitch-perfect atmosphere beguile the mind into heavenly calm.
Constant Variants is part of our Verve program.
MELBOURNE | 21 – 30 JUN
"This charming and fluent composition was reflected in choreography that was gentle, understated and made with empathetic knowledge of the dancers' skills and personalities."
– The Sydney Morning Herald on Constant VariantsARTISTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET. PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID KELLY
The costumes and sets for Constant Variants were designed by Michael Pearce to highlight the classical lines of Baynes' choreography.COSTUME SKETCHES BY MICHAEL PEARCE
MAKING CONSTANT VARIANTS
Former Principal Artist Madeleine Eastoe was an inspirational dancer for our Resident Choreographer Stephen Baynes. As we prepare to revive his elegant one-act work Constant Variants as part of our Verve program, Madeleine reminisces about working with Stephen on the creation of the ballet - and tells us why it's a joy to have a Baynes work tailor-made for your body.