To youth and natural cheerfulness like Emma’s, though under temporary gloom at night, the return of day will hardly fail to bring return of spirits. The youth and cheerfulness of morning are in happy analogy and of powerful operation; and if the distress be not poignant enough to keep the eyes unclosed, they will be sure to open to sensations of softened pain and brighter hope.
From Emma, Jane Austen
I was lucky to be surprised to front row seats on Friday night when Ant took me to Luminous. I love music, art and theatre. Luminous artfully combined Bill Henson's photographs, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Katie Noonan's voice. It was definitely a sensory experience. The performance began with an eerie sombre mood , showing Henson's flemish photos, dreamlike visions of the human form left me with my imagination to create stories in my head. The people in the photographs reminded me of Boticelli's the Birth of Venus....Luminous. How the light touched their skins . The concert hall glowed and beautifully mingled with Richard Tognetti's music. A sensory experience. Beso!