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VIRIDIAN

Created in 1979, VIRIDIAN premiered in New York in 1981 with DIALOGUES and DAPHNIS AND CHLOÉ, and was restaged at the Sydney Opera House in 1992. VIRIDIAN takes its name from an evocative score by Australian composer Richard Meale. It refers to a shade of green. The color motif is reflected in John Rayment‘s striking lighting design, which is coded to the emotional values of Graeme Murphy’s choreography.

 

“I know of no other ballet that relies so completely on the interchange between movement and light, and the result is stunning …dazzlingly dramatic lighting design”
The Bulletin (1982)

Featured video: full-length of the 1992 version

1981 New York Times review

 

 

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V I R I D I A N

Choreography
GRAEME MURPHY AO

Creative Associate
JANET VERNON AM

Design in Light
JOHN RAYMENT

Music
RICHARD MEALE AM, MBE

Dancers
WAKAKO ASANO
ADRIAN BATCHELOR
BRADLEY CHATFIELD
LOUISE DELEUR
KATHRYN DUNN
LEA FRANCIS
CATHERINE GOSS
MARTIN LEWIS
CYNTHIA LOCHARD
BRETT MORGAN
TAMASIN NOLAN
BILL PENGELLY
ROSS PHILIP
CARL PLAISTED
GRAHAM ROWE
GEORGIA SHEPHERD
KIM WALKER

Video Producer/ Director/ Editor
PHILIPPE CHARLUET