JABULA


Choreography by Natalie Weir
Music by Hans Zimmer from the original score The Power of One
Costumes concept by Natalie Weir
Lighting by Brad Fields
Original Lighting by David Whitworth

TIMING: 20:00


Jabula is an African word meaning joy. This work is a celebration of the dancer’s energy and spirit.

Jabula was first created as a solo for the entry of Queensland Ballet dancer, Larissa Wright, into the New York International Ballet Competition. It was also performed by Wright in August, 1994 as part of a program which toured Queensland, and was given its World Premiere at the Thomas Dixon Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

As a result of popularity of the work, the artistic director of the Queensland Ballet commissioned Natalie Weir to choreograph a longer work. This version was created on eight company dancers and presented in May, 1995 as part of the company’s contemporary studio season, and was then taken into the company’s main repertory.

In 1997, Jabula was commissioned by Ross Stretton for The Australian Ballet’s Dancers company
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Jabula received it's American Ballet Theatre Company Premiere at City Center on October 28, 2000, danced by Sandra Brown, Carlos Molina, and Herman Cornejo.



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