Byron dancer gets ?callback
By MADELINE DOHERTY
Byron Bay's Elisha Yarrington's excellence in her Higher School Certificate dance piece has secured her a place in the exclusive Callback 2004 performance in Sydney.
Elisha, a former Lismore Trinity College student, impressed the panel of judges marking final year students so much that she has been invited to perform her piece at the Studio Theatre, Newtown High School of the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 12.
Callback 2004 is the showcase of exemplary performances and compositions by HSC dance students.
Elisha's major composition piece for the HSC was based on a theme of introvert/extrovert and was danced by herself and her sister, Bonny.
The piece explored the theme through movement and music that Elisha had to choreograph and set the music to.
"The work was driven by the concept of two opposing personalities, that of introvert and extrovert," Elisha said.
As the dance progresses so does the relationship between the two dancers.
"The relationship moves through stages of equality, unity and balance through to frustration, anger finally creating a sense of powerplay," Elisha explained.
The piece required the development of movements that reflected the theme while mixing three pieces of music to match her choreography.
Elisha is excited about her performance for Callback 2004.
But, she is also looking to her university studies after she completes a year working and pursuing her dancing.