Great reviews and audience reaction to Tim Podesta's Variations of Ease as part of Melbourne Ballet Company's Veil of Maya Season.
"Tim Podesta's Variations of Ease finds two dancers in a bright stream of light. Dramatic atmospheric music turns menacing and sets up expectations of conflict. This is a work that mixes contemporary dance styles and feels less classically indoctrinated than the previous works. I enjoyed the unexpected breaks into more current forms of contemporary movement and some of the dramatic, sculptural poses, also the differentiated movement languages adopted by various dancers. The male soloist was particularly beautiful - strong and fluid. The particular physicalities of individual dancers also added to the choreographic strength of the works in this program. The pairing of a very tall male, for instance, with the smallest of female partners enhanced the particular qualities of each."