Articles on ‘The Australian Ballet’
The Australian Ballet’s latest work is a frank love letter to one of the form’s legendary dancers. Vaslav Nijinsky changed dance forever with his explosive leap and his shockingly sensual choreography, before a dark descent into madness ended his career. Choreographer John Neumeier (Director Hamburg Ballet), charts Nijinsky’s rise and fall in Nijinsky – a… Read more.
The Adelaide Festival Centre has launched its 2016 programme. The season features a range of international artists from the UK, Spain, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, The Netherlands, USA, China and Italy, as well as more than 580 Australian artists. The season also includes 5 world premieres as well as 5 Australian premieres. Adelaide Festival Centre CEO… Read more.
The Dream, The Australian Ballet’s current instalment in its year of beauty, is a triple bill that slowly loosens and elongates until it reaches the eponymous ballet, with its familiar story ballet structure and playful but demanding technique. It’s a tribute to Frederick Ashton, and it’s a rewarding one. We begin with Monotones II, Ashton’s… Read more.
She made her entrance as Giselle, young and innocent and joyous, and the crowd in the Joan Sutherland Theatre burst into applause at the mere sight of her. Madeleine Eastoe is adored by audiences of The Australian Ballet, and this is her last role before retiring. In Giselle, Eastoe dances away with our hearts for… Read more.
Recently appointed resident choreographer for The Australian Ballet Tim Harbour discusses his latest endeavors with the Company and the exciting 2014 program that blends classical favorites with innovative contemporary choreography. You’ve recently been made the resident choreographer for The Australian Ballet, the first in ten years, are you enjoying the role? It’s wonderful to be… Read more.
Tonight at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, The Australian Ballet will kick off its 2013 season with the return of Telstra Ballet in the Bowl at 8pm. This free concert, accompanied by Orchestra Victoria, will showcase the talented dancers found within the ranks of our National Ballet Company as they perform excerpts from the famous ballets Don Quixote… Read more.
One of Australia’s most acclaimed ballerinas, and principal dancer for The Australian Ballet, Rachel Rawlins will take her final curtain call this year. After a stage career of 21 years and 18 years at The Australian Ballet, Rawlins will retire at the end of the Swan Lake season in Sydney. She will take her final… Read more.
The Australian Ballet announced today that, for the first time in its fifty year history, an Indigenous dancer will join the ranks of the national ballet company. Ella Havelka, a descendant of the Wiradjuri people, graduated from The Australian Ballet School in 2007 and toured with the company’s regional arm, The Dancers Company. She joined Bangarra… Read more.
The Australian Ballet is celebrating its 50th year in 2012, and Arts Centre Melbourne will be hosting a special exhibition which revisits memorable moments from the company’s history. From today (Saturday 9 June) until Sunday 23 September, visitors to the Arts Centre Melbourne can take advantage of the free exhibition entitled Time In Motion, giving… Read more.
The third episode in The Australian Ballet’s ten part series, celebrating the National Ballet Company’s 50th Anniversary, has been released and is available to watch here on AussieTheatre. After arriving in Brisbane to perform Romeo & Juliet, Senior Artist Amy Harris tells how she transforms her dressing room space into a home away from home. To… Read more.