Tag Archives: Sydney Opera House

Royal Academy of Dance’s Prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition Returns to Australia in 2016

September 22, 2016

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Royal Academy of Dance’s Prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition Returns to Australia in 2016 Final to be held at Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016 Judging panel: David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet & Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet The […]

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The Australian Ballet | La Bayadere

July 25, 2014

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Robyn Hendricks in La Bayadère. Photography Georges Antoni

Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère: Classical ballet meets Bollywood – international superstars heading down under for the Australian première One of Bollywood’s brightest stars, Australian born Pallavi Sharda will add a touch of Bollywood glamour to the opening night of Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère when she joins Melbourne’s glitterati for its Australian première this August. Fresh […]

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GLASGOW, LONDON AND SYDNEY JOIN UP FOR BIG DANCE 2014

May 28, 2014

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GLASGOW, LONDON AND SYDNEY JOIN UP FOR BIG DANCE 2014   • DARCEY BUSSELL SPECIAL AMBASSADOR FOR THE BIG DANCE 2014   • GLOBAL BROADCAST FOR RAFAEL BONACHELA’S BIG COMMONWEALTH DANCE LINKING GLASGOW, LONDON AND SYDNEY   • 48 HOURS OF DANCE ACROSS ENGLAND FOR THE BIG DANCE WEEKEND   Big Dance, the world’s largest celebration […]

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The White Stripes, Mozart and Tchaikovsky unite for an electrifying triple bill that bursts the boundaries of ballet

February 6, 2014

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Natasha Kusen and Andrew Killian in Chroma. Photography Paul Scala

The White Stripes, Mozart and Tchaikovsky unite for an electrifying triple bill that bursts the boundaries of ballet Sydney audiences are in for a choreographic explosion this May when The Australian Ballet unleashes Chroma, a thrilling charge of live dance featuring the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and a rearrangement of alt-rockers The White Stripes. It […]

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La Sylphide: romantic ballet at its best

August 15, 2013

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Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe in La Sylphide. Photography Georges Antoni

La Sylphide: romantic ballet at its best Be swept away with fairies, witches and tutus in this lavish double bill Fall in love with the magic of ballet with La Sylphide. This sublime program brings you two heavenly ballets — Erik Bruhn’s La Sylphide and Marius Petipa’s Paquita – in a thoroughly enchanting double bill. […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella: Alexei Ratmansky tackles romance and redemption in a lavish new production

July 1, 2013

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Leanne Stojmenov. Photography Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella This stunning production will have its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 17 September for 14 performances, before travelling to the Sydney Opera House on 29 November. This is the second time Ratmansky has worked with The Australian Ballet. In 2009, he created Scuola di ballo as part of the […]

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La Sylphide: romantic ballet at its best

May 31, 2013

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Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe in La Sylphide. Photography Georges Antoni

La Sylphide: romantic ballet at its best Be swept away with fairies, witches and tutus in this lavish double bill Fall in love with the magic of ballet with La Sylphide. This sublime program brings you two heavenly ballets — Erik Bruhn’s La Sylphide and Marius Petipa’s Paquita – in a thoroughly enchanting double bill. La […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 26, 2013

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Adam Bull Amber Scott in Swan Lake Photography Jim McFarlane

Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A swim in the ocean at Manly beach followed by a long macchiato. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Working in […]

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The Australian Ballet | Amy Harris crowned 2012 Telstra Ballet Dancer

November 30, 2012

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Telstra Ballet Dancer Award 2012 winner Amy Harris Photo by Jess Bialek

The Australian Ballet | Amy Harris crowned 2012 Telstra Ballet Dancer Two dancers hailing from regional Australia have reigned triumphant at tonight’s Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA)     announcement at the Sydney Opera House. Senior Artist Amy Harris from Ararat in regional Victoria was crowned the 2012 TBDA winner. Amy’s win is a case of third time […]

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Ballet families – win a trip to see The Australian Ballet perform in Sydney in 2013!

November 21, 2012

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Ballet families – win a trip to see The Australian Ballet perform in Sydney in 2013! In celebration of the Collette Dinnigan for The Australian Ballet at Target collection launching in selected Target stores and online from today, we’re giving away one amazing prize to our biggest young ballet fan! One lucky young dancer will win […]

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Colin Peasley farewells The Australian Ballet after a record 50 years

August 7, 2012

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Colin Peasley photo by Branco Gaica

For immediate release Tuesday 7 August 2012 Colin Peasley farewells The Australian Ballet after a record 50 years A founding member of the company announces his retirement Colin Peasley OAM, a founding dancer of The Australian Ballet and its longest serving member, has announced his retirement from the company after a phenomenal career of 50 years. […]

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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 | The Merry Widow

August 18, 2011

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    For immediate release Thursday 18 August 2011    The Merry Widow: a decadent tale of love, money and trickery Something is afoot in the fun, frothy world of 1905 Paris society   Fabulous frocks and dashing aristocrats abound in this frothy production of a much-loved classic, set to take audiences into the magical world […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Alexander Campbell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet

August 7, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Alexander Campbell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet Alexander Campbell has until recently danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet, and I’ve often noted his dancing in my reviews. It’s great news that he has been offered a soloist contract with The Royal Ballet and you can see him dancing with the company from the […]

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From Student to Star – The Royal Ballet’s Claudia Dean

August 2, 2011

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For a few months and across continents I’ve been catching up with Claudia Dean, one of this years graduates of The Royal Ballet School.  Dean begins work this month with The Royal Ballet, one of only three students in her year to be awarded contracts with the company. I mentioned Dean in both my reviews of […]

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