Australian Ballet

“I’m so grateful Harlequin were involved in the development of this idea. The theme of the work was to be about repair and the Japanese art of Kintsugi. The belief that an object, by being repaired becomes more beautiful because of the repair. We created a concept for a floor that becomes a backdrop. The floor would look like smashed concrete and we would use the cracks to separate dancers from each other to signify breaking. Then as the floor moved we would see industry, represented by a golden mirror, the idea that we are all responsible for our own repair. The final state would be transformation – making something ordinary become extraordinary. Harlequin were along for the ride – whatever it took to make it work. It was a great experience – a highlight of my nearly thirty years of working in this industry” John Buswell Set and Lighting Designer The Australian Ballet