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The enchanting tale of Coppélia is coming to Sydney, bringing with it magic and mischief for children aged three and older to enjoy. “Storytime Ballet: Coppélia is set in a magical world. It’s all about young sweethearts, Swanilda and Franz. They sneak into Dr Coppelius’ mysterious toy workshop and discover the secrets of his mechanical dolls as they […]

Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

The Australian Ballet are bringing The Sleeping Beauty back to the stage, but this time exclusively for children with their Storytime Ballet. Simplifying the storyline and incorporating a narrator, Storytime Ballet makes it easier for younger audiences, or those unfamiliar with ballet to understand and engage with the story of Sleeping Beauty. Dancer for the Lilac […]

The Nutcracker

The Australian Ballet is bringing a classic here to Sydney this holiday season. The Nutcracker is an enchanting story of a young girl, Clara, who falls in love with a wooden nutcracker that her grandfather has made. She finds herself downstairs with her doll when the clock suddenly strikes midnight. Mice start to come out, […]

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. […]

Safety first at Bondi

Waverley Mayor Sally Betts has called for a review of beach safety signage at Bondi ahead of the 2013 summer season. The move comes in response to the devastating incident on November 4, where a 22-year-old Japanese man went missing in heavy surf conditions at Bondi Beach. “We have had a tragic [incident] at Bondi,” […]