The Australian Ballet ventures north to perform under the Milky Way in paradise

June 16, 2010

Ballet, Ballet News

Lucinda Dunn
The Australian Ballet
Photograph :  James Morgan

Pas de Deux in Paradise is now in it’s third year, and is an exclusive outdoor performance at qualia, a luxury resort on Hamilton Island.  Visit the website and listen to the sound effects as you browse the site !

Lucinda Dunn and Andrew Killian
The Australian Ballet
Photograph :  James Morgan

Four dancers from the Company were lucky enough to perform four Pas de Deux, and they are :

Lucinda Dunn – Principal Artist

Rachel Rawlins – Principal Artist

Robert Curran – Principal Artist

Andrew Killian – Senior Artist

The event was held from 11-13 June 2010 and was hosted by Nine Network’s Catriona Rowntree.

Andrew Killian and Rachel Rawlins The Australian Ballet's El Tango, Photograph : Andrea Francolini

Andrew Killian and Rachel Rawlins The Australian Ballet's El Tango, Photograph : Andrea Francolini

Artiscit Director David McAllister said that each year the experience at qualia had been very different.  “This year, four of our most loved dancers will be performing a beautiful mix of repertoire, from the classics like Swan Lake to critically acclaimed contemporary pieces like Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain©”.

The Australian Ballet also displayed some of their spectacular costumes in the Long Pavilion.

Guests were given the opportunity to watch the Company in class, and to direct questions to the dancers.

Andrew Killian
The Australian Ballet
Photograph :  James Morgan

The Pas de Deux were :

Nutcracker – The Story of Clara
Performed by Rachel Rawlins and Andrew Killian
Choreographed by Graeme Murphy

Swan Lake
Performed by Lucinda Dunn and Robert Curran
Choreoraphed by Petipa/Ivanov

After the Rain©
Performed by Lucinda Dunn and Robert Curran
Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon

El Tango
Performed by Rachel Rawlins and Andrew Killian
Choreographed by Stephen Baynes
Music by Astor Piazzolla

Lucinda Dunn and Robert Curran The Australian Ballet's Swan Lake, Photograph : Andrea Francolini

Lucinda Dunn and Robert Curran The Australian Ballet's Swan Lake, Photograph : Andrea Francolini

Special packages are put together for guests wishing to stay at qualia over the dance weekend.  Please contact qualia for more information.

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One Response to “The Australian Ballet ventures north to perform under the Milky Way in paradise”

  1. phonelady Says:

    thanks for keeping us updated on the ballet .