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Sydney audiences are to be treated to this tribute to the 50-year career of one of Australia’s great creative artists, choreographer Graeme Murphy, arguably one of the leading choreographers of his generation. Over the years, we have seen Murphy’s take on The Nutcracker, which was set in a Melbourne heatwave, the opposite of Tchaikovsky’s familiar […]

McAllister in Conversation

If you’re free on Saturday 28 November, head over to the Sydney Opera House to catch a very special edition of McAllister in Conversation. In a surprising twist, interviewer becomes interviewee as the Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director, David McAllister, forays into the spotlight to discuss the artistic process behind his production of The Sleeping Beauty. […]

The Dancers Company: Classical Triple Bill

The Riverside Theatre will host two special nights featuring a classical triple bill at the end of August in conjunction with the Australian Ballet School and The Australian Ballet. This performance will showcase classical works including Swan Lake Act III, one of the most treasured ballets of all time. This will be a traditional version of Act […]

Review – Imperial Suite

The Australian Ballet’s production of Imperial Suite wows audiences with captivating and poised pointe work. This double-feature combines two classic pieces of dance repertoire, both choreographed during the 1940s. Considered the father of modern American ballet, the Russian-born choreographer George Balanchine set his Ballet Imperial to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. […]

Review – Manon

The Australian Ballet provides a luscious feast for the senses with this season’s production of Manon, choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan. Manon (Leanne Stojmenov) falls in love with the student des Grieux (Daniel Gaudiello) while her brother Lescaut (Chengwu Guo) attempts to sell her to the pig-headed Monsieur GM (Matthew Donnelly). What ensues is a […]