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Making magic for kids

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

What’s it like to be a child’s first experience of ballet? The Australian Ballet’s dancers Montana Rubin and Mason Lovegrove have been out on the road with Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, our specially-for-kids interactive performance. As part of a … Continue reading ?

Hugh Colman: Grand design

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

The revered designer Hugh Colman has had a long and happy association with The Australian Ballet, most notably creating the sets and costumes for Maina Gielgud’s The Sleeping Beauty, and for Stephen Baynes’ 2012 Swan Lake. Some of the exquisite … Continue reading ?

5 reasons to see Coppélia

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

There are so many reasons to see the adorable 19th-century fantasy Coppélia. Here are just a few of them. The laughs George Balanchine said, “Just as Giselle is ballet’s great tragedy, so Coppélia is its great comedy.” The ballet rollicks along … Continue reading ?

6 reasons to see Vitesse

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Three ballets, three of the world’s greatest choreographers, and just six of the many reasons you should see our contemporary bill Vitesse in 2016. The choreographers The fast-paced yet lyrical abstractions of Christopher Wheeldon (who wrung the hearts of our … Continue reading ?

5 reasons to see Nijinsky

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

John Neumeier’s Nijinsky is the blockbuster of our 2016 season – a mesmerising blend of glamour, tragedy and spectacular dancing. So why should you see it? … The fascinating life of a ballet legend Vaslav Nijinsky was a prodigy whose … Continue reading ?

Our 2016 season: A snapshot

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Cygnets and sleek moves, doll parts and tutus – here’s a run-down of what you’ll see on our stages in 2016. CINDERELLA Our year kicks off in spectacular style with Alexei Ratmansky’s vividly coloured, hilarious, very human and very romantic … Continue reading ?

Beauty at Burnham Beeches

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

A princess wanders a sleeping mansion, wondering when it will wake … Our 2015 Year of Beauty season has been made that more special by our year-long collaboration with Shannon Bennett’s stable of spectacular restaurants and marvellously creative chefs. To … Continue reading ?

The perfect villainess

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Lynette Wills, a former principal artist of The Australian Ballet, will be the first to dance the wicked fairy Carabosse in David McAllister’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty.  She talks to us about the pleasures of playing the bad … Continue reading ?

Lana Jones on dancing Aurora

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Principal Artist Lana Jones tells us what it’s like to take on the lead role of Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. What was your first experience with the role of Aurora? I first danced it in Stanton Welch’s production … Continue reading ?

The making of a Bluebird

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Come into our wardrobe department to take a close-up look at the construction of the costumes for the beloved Bluebird Pas de deux. Along with the Rose Adage and the Grand pas de deux, the Bluebird Pas de deux is … Continue reading ...

Ty King-Wall on Symphony in Three Movements

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Principal Artist Ty King-Wall talks about the challenges and joys of dancing George Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements, part of our 20:21 program. George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky are one of history’s great creative partnerships – can you tell us … Continue reading ?

Life of a ballet dad

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

As we near Father’s Day in Australia, Soloist Brett Chynoweth and Coryphée Brooke Lockett celebrate their dads. Brett Chynoweth What is one of your favourite memories with your Dad? This memory is from almost two years ago, after my adventure … Continue reading ?

My life as a stomper

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Coryphée Nicola Curry came to The Australian Ballet after a career at American Ballet Theatre, where she first danced Twyla Tharp’s electrifying ballet In the Upper Room, part of our 20:21 season. She tells us about the joys of dancing in … Continue reading ?

Beauty’s Bluebirds

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Is there a more charming pas de deux in all of classical ballet than the Bluebird? Airy, delicate, nimble, the choreography captures the moment when a bird teaches a princess to fly – all set to Tchaikovsky’s trilling music, perhaps … Continue reading ?

First glimpse: Nymph

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

One of the most beautiful moments of The Sleeping Beauty is the Vision Scene. In a sylvan glade, the Lilac Fairy shows the Prince a vision of the sleeping Aurora. Woodland nymphs surrounding her, the Vision dances for the Prince, … Continue reading ?

Kevin Jackson: Thinking like a Prince

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Principal Artist Kevin Jackson tells us how he brings life and nuance to the role of Désiré, the Prince in The Sleeping Beauty. How have you been thinking your way into the character of the Prince? Prince Dèsirè has a … Continue reading ?

7 reasons to see Filigree and Shadow

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Tim Harbour, one of The Australian Ballet’s three resident choreographers, is bringing the 21st century to our 20:21 triple bill with his brand-new work Filigree and Shadow. So what’s it all about, and why do you need to see it? … Continue reading ?

The Sleeping Beauty: We’re so excited!

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

With only two months to go until the world premiere of The Sleeping Beauty, our staff are getting a little beside themselves! We asked them what they’re most looking forward to about this brand-new production of the ultimate fairytale ballet. … Continue reading ?

First glimpse: Garland Dancer

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In David McAllister’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, even the minor characters are dressed with fairytale charm. The Garland Dancers are couples who dance with hoops of flowers at Aurora’s 16th birthday, and for the female of the pair, … Continue reading ?

Keto: new activewear for The Australian Ballet

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Keto is a brand-new Australian dancewear label, created by Soloist of The Australian Ballet Jacob Sofer and his partner, designer Peggy Jackson. Today the company launches its very first collection, a capsule line of six pieces created exclusively for The … Continue reading ?

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