|Heralded by The
Age as “the master of movement invention”, Graeme Murphy takes
a step away from classic story ballets with his new abstract work
The Narrative of It’s a work that allows the audience to
appreciate a pure, pared back ballet from which to draw their own stories.
Murphy has a long-standing artistic relationship with
The Australian Ballet, as both a dancer and choreographer. Romeo & Juliet,
which premiered in 2011, was his latest work in a long list of popular
creations for the company, including Swan
Lake, Nutcracker – The Story of Clara and Firebird.
Murphy knows the company’s dancers intimately, and will use
this knowledge to put their considerable strengths front and centre stage.
Underpinning the work will be the newly commissioned score by
composer of the moment Brett Dean, recently lauded for his award-winning
for Opera Australia.
These visionaries continue to expand the horizons of
Australian dance, showing that in the future, anything is possible.
THE NARRATIVE OF NOTHING (2012)
Creative associate Janet Vernon
Music Brett Dean
Costume and set design
Stage and lighting design Damien Cooper
Sound design Bob Scott
THERE’S DEFINITELY A
PRINCE INVOLVED (2012)
Music Stefan Gregory after
Costume design Alexi Freeman
Benjamin Cisterne and Gideon Obarzanek
Lighting design Benjamin Cisterne
IN THE DARK NIGHT
Choreography Stephen Page
Music David Page
Lighting design Padraig O Suillebhain
24 February – 6 March (13 performances)
the Arts Centre, State Theatre
with Orchestra Victoria
5 – 25 April (21 performances)
Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House
with Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
or 1300 369 741
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