Tag Archives: Graeme Murphy

The Australian Ballet | Swan Lake: a pas de trois with no happily ever after

April 9, 2013

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Adam Bull and Amber Scott in Swan Lake. Photography Liz Ham

The Australian Ballet | Swan Lake: a pas de trois with no happily ever after Graeme Murphy’s signature work returns to Melbourne You’ve seen the traditional version, now be taken on another emotional journey with Graeme Murphy’s modern interpretation of Swan Lake. The glinting ice-blue lake is back on the Arts Centre Melbourne stage this […]

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The Australian Ballet returns to Perth with Graeme Murphy’s latest reinvention

July 18, 2012

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Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe. Photography by Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet returns to Perth with Graeme Murphy’s latest reinvention Following its 2011 world premiere, Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet is set to sweep audiences off their feet in Perth for the last stop of its national tour. With his trademark dramatic style, Murphy has transformed the world’s most famous love story into something entirely new yet […]

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Icons: a triple bill of works that shaped The Australian Ballet

June 8, 2012

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Kathleen Gorham and Barry Kitcher in The Display

Icons: a triple bill of works that shaped The Australian Ballet Seminal moments from the 60s, 70s and 80s The Australian Ballet celebrates its origins with a season of pivotal ballets from its formative years. Icons will showcase a triple bill of works commissioned over three decades: The Display, Gemini and Beyond Twelve. Icons opens in Melbourne […]

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The Australian Ballet | Romeo & Juliet: love is a battlefield

January 16, 2012

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The Australian Ballet | Romeo  & Juliet: love is a battlefield Graeme Murphy’s tragic masterpiece tours Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in 2012 Following its 2011 world premiere, Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet     is set to sweep audiences off their feet across Australia with seasons in     Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Experience Romeo & Juliet in Brisbane from 23 […]

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The Australian Ballet’s 50th year starts off with a bang

December 8, 2011

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Graeme Murphy, Lana Jones, Gideon Obarzanek, Stephen Page. Photography Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet’s 50th year starts off with a bang   For immediate release Thursday 8 December 2011   Infinity: Murphy, Obarzanek, Page together in a powerhouse triple bill The Australian Ballet’s 50th year starts off with a bang The Australian Ballet opens its milestone 50th year with a bold statement about the future of dance. Infinity […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robyn Hendricks, Soloist, the Australian Ballet

June 24, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robyn Hendricks, Soloist, the Australian Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I usually like to start my week off with an early morning Pilates session, especially after having a day off. It gets me motivated for the week ahead and is the best way for me to […]

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The Australian Ballet world premiere of Romeo & Juliet

June 16, 2011

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The Australian Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet by Graeme Murphy premieres   For immediate release Thursday 16 June 2011    Romeo & Juliet: love is a battlefield The world premiere of a Graeme Murphy masterpiece   This year, The Australian Ballet presents one of its most ambitious commissions to date. Celebrated choreographer Graeme Murphy puts his unmistakable […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rudy Hawkes, Soloist, The Australian Ballet

May 9, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rudy Hawkes, Soloist, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s actually 6.30am – to take my puppy, Gunther, out for a walk and a play. I really like this time of day, it’s a refreshing start before going to work. Why ballet? I’m a hyperactive […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Amber Scott, Senior Artist with The Australian Ballet

April 4, 2011

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Amber Scott, Senior Artist with The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? The anticipation of performing, be it that night, or for a production in the near future.  I guess the inherent discipline that comes with being a dancer and the decades of a morning routine […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kevin Jackson, Principal artist, The Australian Ballet

December 6, 2010

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Kevin Jackson Madeleine Eastoe The Nutcracker Photo by Jeff Busby

    Cupcakes & Conversation with Kevin Jackson, Principal artist, The Australian Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?                        Coffee, breakfast, my job and the need to move my body. Why ballet?                                                                                        It’s the technique, precision, emotion and connection with your partner that I love about ballet.   Who would you most […]

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Jete to Japan!

September 23, 2010

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   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday 23 September 2010         Jeté to Japan! The Australian Ballet to take off on its 31st international tour   The Australian Ballet will depart for Japan on Monday 4 October to present two distinctly Australian ballets.The company’s 31st international tour will take two unique productions by Graeme […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales

September 21, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales, ballet dancer  Jesse performed with the Melbourne Ballet Company last December and then completed her classical ballet training at the New Zealand School of Dance. She auditioned for the Sydney Dance Company held over 2 days in July this year and made it to the end (though very interested, […]

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Stepping Out: The Australian Ballet launches 2011 season

September 14, 2010

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The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister launched the company’s 2011 season in Melbourne today. In 2011, the company reflects on its coming of age and celebrates its extensive international influence over the past 49 years. From classic, full-length ballets to exciting contemporary offerings, each work in the 2011 season has a significant place in […]

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