|In celebration of The Australian Ballet’s milestone 50th anniversary in 2012, the company proudly presents the ultimate gift to lovers of ballet and books alike.Luminous: Celebrating 50 years of The Australian Ballet is an extraordinary record of the company’s first half-century, revealing dancers at work and at play, on stage and on tour, in rehearsals and in love, and the designers, directors and choreographers who nurtured its artistic vision.
This 368-page coffee-table book, hard-bound and slip-cased, has been exquisitely designed by 3Deep Design and is distributed worldwide by Hardie Grant Publishing.
The book features 273 glorious full-page and double-page photographs of The Australian Ballet, from the debut performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney in 1962 through to the recent triumphs of the 21st century.
Luminous is available now for $99 from good book stores and The Australian Ballet’s online shop. International readers can make their purchase at selected online retailers.
Have Luminous autographed by artistic director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister, and four of our principal artists, at an exclusive book signing, 12 noon on Saturday 22 October at The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre, Melbourne. The book can be purchased on the day.
McAllister said the book uncovered many memories and little-seen gems.
“From the iconic images that have shaped the public face of the company to never-before-seen photos of intimate moments away from the stage, this book reveals in pictures and prose why this company is so loved by the Australian public.”