Tag Archives: The Australian Ballet

Opening its 2016 season at top speed, The Australian Ballet’s contemporary triple bill Vitesse pushes the boundaries of ballet

January 27, 2016

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The Australian Ballet's Imogen Chapman for Vitesse. Photo by Justin Ridler

Opening its 2016 season at top speed, The Australian Ballet’s contemporary triple bill Vitesse pushes the boundaries of ballet The Australian Ballet’s contemporary triple bill Vitesse is ballet at full voltage. Three stripped-back abstract works by three of the world’s leading choreographers show the men and women of the Company at their strongest and fastest, […]

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The Australian Ballet at London Coliseum in 2016

January 25, 2016

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The Australian Ballet - Graeme Murphy's SWAN LAKE (Amber Scott and Adam Bull) - photography by Liz Ham

The Australian Ballet at London Coliseum in 2016 Graeme Murphy’s SWAN LAKE 13 – 16 July 2016 Alexei Ratmansky’s CINDERELLA 20 – 23 July 2016   London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4ES Tickets: 020 7845 9300 Presented by Askonas Holt and Raymond Gubbay Ltd and under the artistic helm of David McAllister, The […]

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The Australian Ballet expands its ranks to 79

January 13, 2016

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The Australian Ballet expands its ranks to 79 The dancers of The Australian Ballet are back in the studio today following their summer break, with ten new additions at the barre, alongside a number of recently-promoted dancers starting the year in a new rank.   With 79 full-time dancers – up from 68 in 2015 […]

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The Australian Ballet opens its exclusive season of Cinderella, from 19-24 February 2016

December 17, 2015

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in Cinderella. Photos by Jeff Busby

The belle of the ball makes her first trip to Brisbane when The Australian Ballet opens its exclusive season of Cinderella, from 19-24 February 2016 Brisbane audiences will be swept away when the ultimate story of transformation opens The Australian Ballet’s 2016 season in February. Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella comes to QPAC’s Lyric Theatre for the […]

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The Australian Ballet’s 8th trip to China began with great applause in Beijing

October 20, 2015

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The Australian Ballet’s 8th trip to China began with great applause in Beijing and they’re set to amaze Shanghai this week with the first overseas performances of the Company’s acclaimed Cinderella The Australian Ballet received a very warm welcome in Beijing at the weekend, with enthusiastic applause from packed audiences for its performances of a Mixed […]

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En pointe and en route to China, The Australian Ballet takes off on its 24th international tour

October 12, 2015

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En pointe and en route to China, The Australian Ballet takes off on its 24th international tour Today The Australian Ballet takes off from Melbourne for its 24th international tour. Between 16-25 October the Company will perform at two major festivals in China: 2015 Dance Festival of the National Center for the Performing Arts in […]

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The Australian Ballet kicks off World Ballet Day LIVE

September 28, 2015

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World-class ballet live streamed free, as The Australian Ballet kicks off World Ballet Day LIVE 23 hours of vision inside some of the world’s leading ballet companies, starting 12pm EST, 1 October 2015 From bush to beach and cape to cape, Australian audiences can visit the studios of their national dance company from wherever they […]

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World Ballet Day: The National Ballet of Canada Streams Live from Montréal

September 24, 2015

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World Ballet Day: The National Ballet of Canada Streams Live from Montréal Thursday, October 1, 11 am—4 pm EST The Australian Ballet | Bolshoi Ballet | The National Ballet of Canada The Royal Ballet | San Francisco Ballet World Ballet Day returns on Thursday, October 1 with five of the world’s leading ballet companies streaming […]

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The Australian Ballet prepares a showcase of homegrown works for its 2015 China tour

September 21, 2015

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The Australian Ballet prepares a showcase of homegrown works for its 2015 China tour  The Australian Ballet this week commences rehearsals for its upcoming tour of China, where it will perform at two prestigious festivals: 2015 Dance Festival of the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and Shanghai International Arts Festival. Tail feathers […]

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World Ballet Day LIVE returns with a 23-hour live stream

September 8, 2015

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World Ballet Day LIVE returns with a 23-hour live stream hosted by five of the world’s leading ballet companies on Thursday 1 October Following last year’s unprecedented collaboration for the first World Ballet Day LIVE, five of the world’s leading ballet companies will once again stream 23 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage on Thursday 1 […]

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A new Beauty awakens at The Australian Ballet

August 10, 2015

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Lana Jones in The Sleeping Beauty. Photography by Justin Ridler

A new Beauty awakens at The Australian Ballet, with the highly anticipated world premiere of Artistic Director David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty Amongst a royal palace, magical fairy tale gardens and an opulent Louis XIV’s masked ball, the world’s most extravagant ballet is awakened to new life by The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister, […]

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The Australian Ballet launch new contemporary dancewear range by Keto

July 21, 2015

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The Australian Ballet launch new contemporary dancewear range by Keto Designed by dancers and featuring the distinctive 2015 Year of Beauty creative The Australian Ballet has this week launched Keto, a new contemporary dancewear label created by Australian Ballet Soloist Jacob Sofer and his partner Peggy Jackson. Designed and made in Australia using premium fabrics, […]

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The Australian Ballet’s contemporary triple bill 20:21 opens in Melbourne 27 August and Sydney 5 November 2015

July 16, 2015

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Dimity Azoury, Rudy Hawkes and Robyn Hendricks, photography by Justin Ridler

The Australian Ballet’s contemporary triple bill 20:21 opens in Melbourne 27 August and Sydney 5 November 2015 With not a tutu or tiara in sight, the best dance of the 20th century and the freshest of the 21st combine in The Australian Ballet’s 20:21, emerging in Melbourne next month. This electrifying triple bill plays at […]

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The Australian Ballet announces China tour program, with confirmed support from government and two new sponsors

May 27, 2015

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Chengwu Guo and Ako Kondo, photography by Justin Ridler

The Australian Ballet announces China tour program, with confirmed support from government and two new sponsors The Australian Ballet have today announced the company will tour to Beijing and Shanghai in October 2015, performing programs which include two of the company’s best loved signature works Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, Cinderella and a Mixed Bill  program […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Year of Beauty is set to enchant Adelaide this winter

May 8, 2015

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Giselle, photography by Jeff Busby, and The Dream, photography by Daniel Boud

With ghostly spirits and magical woodlands, The Australian Ballet’s Year of Beauty is set to enchant Adelaide this winter South Australians will have the chance to see two magical ballet programs and peek behind the scenes of the national dance company, when The Australian Ballet returns to Adelaide in July. The beautiful tragedy of Giselle […]

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The belle of the ball returns: The Australian Ballet’s sell-out hit Cinderella has its homecoming in Melbourne from 19 June 2015

May 8, 2015

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in Cinderella. Photography by Jeff Busby

The belle of the ball returns: The Australian Ballet’s sell-out hit Cinderella has its homecoming in Melbourne from 19 June 2015 Set to warm hearts in Melbourne this winter, The Australian Ballet’s award-winning hit Cinderella is back for an exclusive encore season at Arts Centre Melbourne, from 19 to 27 June 2015. Already a landmark […]

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The Australian Ballet announces ‘pop-up’ Bodytorque Up Late performance for audiences in Sydney and Melbourne in 2015

May 5, 2015

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Charles Thompson and Heidi Martin rehearse From something, To nothing.

The Australian Ballet announces ‘pop-up’ Bodytorque Up Late performance for audiences in Sydney and Melbourne in 2015 The Australian Ballet has just announced that Bodytorque Up Late, its contemporary dance initiative showcasing rising talent in the company, continues in 2015 as a pop-up performance program. Audiences attending The Dream program on Friday 8 May will have the chance […]

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The Australian Ballet | Ako Kondo is promoted to Principal Artist

April 15, 2015

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Ako Kondo. Photography by Justin Ridler

The Australian Ballet | Ako Kondo is promoted to Principal Artist Known for her explosive technique and beautiful quality of movement, Ako Kondo has been promoted to Principal Artist with The Australian Ballet, the Company’s highest rank. Artistic Director David McAllister made the surprise announcement on stage, following the performance of Giselle at Sydney Opera House […]

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For the first time, The Australian Ballet’s critically acclaimed Giselle dances its way to Brisbane’s Riverstage

March 26, 2015

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in Giselle. Photography by Jeff Busb

For the first time, The Australian Ballet’s critically acclaimed Giselle dances its way to Brisbane’s Riverstage with the announcement of Telstra Ballet in the Gardens free outdoor performance on 29 May 2015 Following the renewal of its 30 year partnership with Telstra for a further three years, The Australian Ballet is thrilled to be heading […]

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The Australian Ballet | 24-year old Coryphée Jessica Fyfe granted Walter Bourke Prize

March 19, 2015

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Jessica Fyfe of The Australian Ballet. Photography James Braund

The Australian Ballet | 24-year old Coryphée Jessica Fyfe granted Walter Bourke Prize, which sees her travelling to Germany and UK during 2014-2015 Following tonight’s performance of Giselle, at Arts Centre Melbourne, The Australian Ballet was thrilled to announce that Jessica Fyfe has been granted the Walter Bourke Prize. This $25,000 travel scholarship will see […]

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