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Australian Ballet
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Chunky Move
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New south Wales
Sydney Dance Company
Russian National Ballet

Queensland
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South Australia Ballet

TasmaniaWest Australia
West Australian Ballet

Australian Capital Territory

 

 

 


 

 

MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY

 

 

 

 

 

The Dancers Company
Bookings: 1300 369 741.


 

Sydney Dance Company

 

 



The Australian Ballet
on Tour

 

 

 



 

 

Australian Ballet
Bookings: 1300 369 741

2017 Season

Symphony in C

showcases the grace and elegance of ballet'ds golden age, alongside a selection of shorter works from up-and-coming choreographers. If you like a little taste of everything, Symphony in C is the perfect ballet dampler.
Season: August 24 - September 2. 2017

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Audiences will discover a world beyond their imagination when they fall down the rabbit hole with The Australian Ballet's 2017 season ofAlice's Adventures in Wonderland©. Earmarked ad the ballet blockbuster of the year, tickets will be in high demand as they go on dale to the public on Thursdy December 8 2016.
Created by one of the world's geatest living choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon, this spectacular ballet translates the wit and charm of the original tale by Lewis Carroll into a world of colour, fun and fanasy. Extraordinary choreography, a wildly imaginative set and inventive costumers that will transport audiences into a world of absurdity and pure wonder.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland© was created by Wheeldon on The Royal Ballet in 2011, and has since enhralled audiences the world over. Arguably the world's highest profile contemporary choreographer, Wheeldon is best known in Australia for cutting-edge works like After the Radio amd the rapid-fire DGV©:danse a grande viesse. In this ighly entertaining work, he re-imagines the beloved story book classic using ballets traditional structures, interspersed with dramatic twists and comedic turns for a modern edge.
Designer Bob Crowley's thrillingly creative sets and costumes establish a new sadard for stage design. The magical world f Wonderland and its absurd and fantastical inhabitants are brought to life theough puppetry, optical illusion, immersive digital projections, countless wigs, masks and intricately detailed and vibrant costumes. Highlights of the design include an eerily disempbodied grinning Cheshire Cat puppet manipulated by six dancers, and a sensuous indigo Caterpillar with eight pairs of bejewelled pionte shoe-clad feet.
Thw awars winning dhoreopgrapher sums up the classic tale as hero's journey. "alice tumbles down the rabbit hole and follows the Kanve to try to clear his name. In the end she rightfully stands up the the Queen of Hearts and takes the fal for stealing the tart. She is an honest girl who believes in the truth. She also discovers love for the first time which makes it both a coming of age story as well as a whimsical journey of reat adventure and discovery.
The Story behing the Ballet
During a garden party at her family home, alice enjoys the company of her crush, Jack, and the amusements of a famil;y friend, Lewis Carroll. Her day takes a curious turn when Lewis transforms into a White Rabbit, and she tumbles down the rabbit hole after him. Alice finds herself in a world of wonder,a as she embarks on a series of absurd, hil;arious and sometimes frightening advnetures. Jack has become the Knave of Hearts, relentlessly persecuted by the bad-tempered Queen of Hearts. Alice finds a magic cake which turns her into a giant. She swims in a lake of her own tears. She encoungters a mystrious Cheshire Cat, and then a bizarre tea party presided over by a Mad Hatter.
She meets a Caterpillar perched on a mushroom, and then, at last, is reuntited briefly with the Knave in magical garden. The tyrranical Queen of Hearts is torturing her subjects with dance demonstrations and a strange game of croquet, all the while blithely ordering the executions of those who displease her. The Kanve is finally discovered and brought to trial, and mayhem ensues. alice comes to his defence and together they deliver a testimony that wins the heart of all but the Queen. when Alice attempts to flee, the court comes crashing down. The very next minute, Alice awakens.
Season: September 12 - 30. 201. ticketsgo on slae on December 8. 2016.

 

The Dancers Company
Tour

 

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Bangarra Dance Theatre
Bookings: 61 3 1399 182 183

Bennelong

   Bennelong makes its Melbourne debut at Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only from 7 – 16 September.
 This is Melbourne’s only chance to see Bangarra in 2017 – this utterly fascinating and beautifully realized dance theatre story is one you cannot miss.
 Bennelong is Page’s 24th work for Bangarra, and his first full-length work since 2014’s acclaimed Patyegarang. Renowned for his richly nuanced storytelling abilities, Page has selected key moments in Bennelong’s life to weave a moving portrait of a complex and conflicted man. 
Woollarawarre Bennelong was one of the first Aboriginal men to be taken from his people and introduced to European ways. He was also one of the first Aboriginal people to have their life story recorded and documented through the early diaries of the British military, even travelling to London as a guest of Governor Arthur Phillip who ordered his initial capture. 
Page explains there’s an urgency in telling Bennelong’s story in a contemporary context. 
“Bennelong is in all of us, as we navigate the ancient and the contemporary elements of our lives. The question of how we move forward whilst still being connected to our culture and heritage has inspired much of my life’s work,” says Page. 
“More than two centuries after his death, telling his extraordinary story and sharing his journey is a powerful reminder that there is a still a long way for us to go before we can say we’re at a place of true equality.” 
Collaborating with the 18-strong dance ensemble on choreography, Page has created a work that reverberates with Bangarra’s signature authenticity and spirit. 
Supported by a extraordinary creative team comprised of set designer Jake Nash, costume designer Jennifer Irwin, lighting designer Nick Schlieper and composer Steve Francis, Bennelong unpacks the post-colonial chapters of Australia’s story to reveal the deeply resonant struggle of a man trying to bridge two worlds.
ABOUT WOOLLARAWARRE BENNELONG
 Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. Believed to have been born around 1764, he is one of the most mythologised and celebrated individuals from the days of First Contact. He was captured on the order of Governor Arthur Phillip in November 1789.
 With extraordinary curiosity, courage and diplomacy, Bennelong led his community to survive a clash of cultures, and left a legacy that reverberates through contemporary life.
 But that achievement came at great personal cost, and Bennelong was exiled by both his traditional and European communities. He died at Kissing Point on 3 January 1816.

Season: September 7 0 16. 2017

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Chunky Move
111 Sturt Street Southbank

 

 

Melbourne Ballet Company

Archie

An original ballet based on Swan Lake.
The Melbourne Ballet Company proudly presents Archie. This exquisite ballet is based n the age-old classic Swan Lake with inspiration from both Greek mythology and classic solo The Dying Swan.
The program explores and embraces much of the original narrative and some of the classic repertoire. Director Simon Hoy has structured this work around his unique choreographic style and has developed a score including music by Tchaikovsky, Enaudi, Morricone and Elgar.
Season: Sunday September 2 at 7.30pm Venue: The Memo 235 Maroondah Highway Healesville.

Shanghai Ballet
Regent Theatre
Bookings: 1300 111 011


 

Sydney Dance Company
Bookings: 1300 182 183

 

 

 

St. Petersburg Ballet
|Bookings: 136 100

 

 

 
 

ARTS HOUSE
North Melbourne Town Hall
Bookings 613 9322 3713


 

 

 

 

The Dancers Company

 

 

Australian Ballet
Bookings: 61 2 9250 7777.


 

 

 

2017 Season

 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Audiences will discover a world beyond their imagination when they fall down the rabbit hole with The Australian Ballet's 2017 season ofAlice's Adventures in Wonderland©. Earmarked ad the ballet blockbuster of the year, tickets will be in high demand as they go on dale to the public on Thursdy December 8 2016.
Created by one of the world's geatest living choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon, this spectacular ballet translates the wit and charm of the original tale by Lewis Carroll into a world of colour, fun and fanasy. Extraordinary choreography, a wildly imaginative set and inventive costumers that will transport audiences into a world of absurdity and pure wonder.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland© was created by Wheeldon on The Royal Ballet in 2011, and has since enhralled audiences the world over. Arguably the world's highest profile contemporary choreographer, Wheeldon is best known in Australia for cutting-edge works like After the Radio amd the rapid-fire DGV©:danse a grande viesse. In this ighly entertaining work, he re-imagines the beloved story book classic using ballets traditional structures, interspersed with dramatic twists and comedic turns for a modern edge.
Designer Bob Crowley's thrillingly creative sets and costumes establish a new sadard for stage design. The magical world f Wonderland and its absurd and fantastical inhabitants are brought to life theough puppetry, optical illusion, immersive digital projections, countless wigs, masks and intricately detailed and vibrant costumes. Highlights of the design include an eerily disempbodied grinning Cheshire Cat puppet manipulated by six dancers, and a sensuous indigo Caterpillar with eight pairs of bejewelled pionte shoe-clad feet.
Thw awars winning dhoreopgrapher sums up the classic tale as hero's journey. "alice tumbles down the rabbit hole and follows the Kanve to try to clear his name. In the end she rightfully stands up the the Queen of Hearts and takes the fal for stealing the tart. She is an honest girl who believes in the truth. She also discovers love for the first time which makes it both a coming of age story as well as a whimsical journey of reat adventure and discovery.
The Story behing the Ballet
During a garden party at her family home, alice enjoys the company of her crush, Jack, and the amusements of a famil;y friend, Lewis Carroll. Her day takes a curious turn when Lewis transforms into a White Rabbit, and she tumbles down the rabbit hole after him. Alice finds herself in a world of wonder,a as she embarks on a series of absurd, hil;arious and sometimes frightening advnetures. Jack has become the Knave of Hearts, relentlessly persecuted by the bad-tempered Queen of Hearts. Alice finds a magic cake which turns her into a giant. She swims in a lake of her own tears. She encoungters a mystrious Cheshire Cat, and then a bizarre tea party presided over by a Mad Hatter.
She meets a Caterpillar perched on a mushroom, and then, at last, is reuntited briefly with the Knave in magical garden. The tyrranical Queen of Hearts is torturing her subjects with dance demonstrations and a strange game of croquet, all the while blithely ordering the executions of those who displease her. The Kanve is finally discovered and brought to trial, and mayhem ensues. alice comes to his defence and together they deliver a testimony that wins the heart of all but the Queen. when Alice attempts to flee, the court comes crashing down. The very next minute, Alice awakens.
Season: December 5 - 22. 2017 venue: Capitol Theatre Tickets on sale from Thursday December 8. 2016

 

 

 

   
     

Australian Dance Theatre

 

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 9251 5333




 

Sydney Dance Company
Bookings: 02 9250 1999

 

 

 

 

 

St Petersburg Ballet

 

 

Kiev Ballet Tour

 

The Dancers Company

 


 

The Australian Ballet

 
 

Bangarra Dance Theatre
Bookings: wwwbangarra.com.au/performance/lore

 

 

Queensland Ballet
Bookings: 135 246

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The Royal Ballet in Queensland

Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Cairns Regional Council are proud to announce, for the first time performing in Cairns, The Royal Ballet os staging a very special gala pefrformance at Munro Martin Parklands.

With an illstrious heritage built on the4 innovation and extraordinary creativity of dance royality Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan, The Roayla Ballet is truly one of the world's great ballet companies.
Featuring an ensemble of dacers from the company, the Cairns Gala Performance will feature beautiful solos and duos from the company's brooad repertoire including Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and Reomeo and Julit.
Season" Wednesday July 12. 2017


Lyric Theatre QPAC

The Roayl Ballet perform two ballets at QPAC's Lyric Theatre/


The Winter's tale

The Story:
King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealously, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart.

Background:
Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare's late great romance The Winter's Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Wheeldon's Alice's Acventures in Wonderland, The Winter;s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimec by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, didtinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a midern ballet classic.
The story follows the destruction of a mariage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet through remorse and regret - and after a seemingly miraculious return to life = the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation.


Woolf Works

Introduction:

Viginia Woolf defied false order of narrative conventions to depict a heightened, startling and poignant reality. Woolf Works re-creates the synaesthetic collision of form and substance in her writings.
Background:
Life is not a seroes of gig-lamps symmetrcally arranged, life is a luminous halo. a semi-transparent surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end...the proper stuff of fiction is a little other than custom would have us believe it -- Virgina Woolf, Modern Fiction.

Wayne McGregor's ballet inptych Woolf Works, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, met with outstanding critical acclaim on its preniere in 2015, and went on to win McGregor the Critics' Circle Award for Best Classical Choreography and the Oliver Award for Best New Dance Production. The Observer described it as 'a compelling moving experience; for The Independent it glows with anbition...a brave thoughtful work; The Guardian concluded that it takes McGregor - and the concept of a three act ballet - to a brave and entirely exhilerating new place'.
Each of the three acts springs from one of Woolf's ladmark novels: Mrs Galloway, Orlando and The Waves - but these inspirations are also enmeshed with elements from her letters, essays and diaries. Woolf Works expresses the heart of an artistic life driven to discover a freer, uniquely modern realiim, and brings to life Woolf's word of 'granite and rainbow', where human beings are at once both ohysical body and uncontained essence. Woolf Works was McGregor;s first full-length work by The Roal Ballet, and saw him reunited with regular collaborator Max Richter, who provides a conmissioned score incorporating elecronic and orchestral music.
Season: June 29 - July 9. 20-17.

 

 

 

Adelaide Festival
Dance
Bookings: BASS 131 246

Nelken

Pina Bausch's Nelken, meaning carnations, will make is Australian debut at the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Performed by 23 dancers and four professional stuntmen atop thousands of pink carcations that carpet the stage, the dream-like piece explores control, power and love through absurd humour and vivid imagery. The influential Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch retiurns to Adelaies for the first time since 1982. when The Adelaide Festival introduced Bausch and her work to local audiences with a trilogy of her productions Kontakthof, Blue Beard and 1980.
Co-commisioned by the Adelaide Festival of Arts, contemporary dance juggernaut monumental makes its Australian debut in 2016. The last show created by explosive Canadian dance company The Holy Body Tattoo, monumental makes every7day movements extraordinary. The vigerous and instinctive piece features pounding live music from Godspeed You! Black Emporer.
Australian Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of Habitus, choreographed by Garry Stewart. this 70-minute work explores the relationship between humans and the domestic world, reframing our engagement with items like books, ironing boards, sofas and other household paraphernalia. Atlanta Ebe's award-winning Body of Work sees the visceral and mechanical collide in a radical performance presented by Vitalstatidtix.
Season: February 26 - March 14. 2016.

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre

 

 

The Australian Ballet
Bookings: 131 246

2016 Season


Nijinsky

La Spectre du Rose

Celebrity, visionary, muse, Vaslav Mijinsky changed dance forever with his explosive leap and his shockingly sensual choreography, before a dark descent into the madness ending his career.
John Neumeier, one of the greatest living choreographers of the story ballet and director of the famed Hamburg Ballet, charts Nilinsky's rise and fall through the vivid memories unflding in the dancer's mind during his last performance in a Swiss hotel. He recalls his troubled family, his ill-starred romances and the transcendent performances that brought him fame.
This ballet is a tour de force for the whole company, but especially the male dancer, who are given the opportunity to evoke Nijinsky's distinctive style and sets and costumes inspired by the exotic glamour of the Ballets Russe.
Season: October 14 - 19. 2016. Venue: Festival Theatre Adelaide Festival Centre


 

Russian National Ballet Theatre

 

 

 


West Australian Ballet
Bookings: 61 8 9484 1133

 

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Bookings: 1300 796 012

 


 

 

 

Australian Ballet
Bookins: 61 2 6275 2700

Nutcracker - Storytime Ballet

Following its highly successful inaugural season in 2015-2016, The australian Ballet's Storytime Ballet is back with a brand new production of The Nutcracker. Created especially for children aged three years old asnd up, Storytime Ballet, The Nutcracker will open in December and tour nationally to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet David McAllister said. "After the success of the first season of Storytime Ballet in 2015 it;s wonderful to be able to bring another production to our youngest ballet fans. The Nutcracker is one of the world's most-loved story ballets and the perfect introduction to ballet for children, as they follow this classic Christmas tale of Clara and her adventures."
The Australian Ballet's Storytime Ballet series began in 2015 and includes the company's first mainstage productions designed especially for children. The first season was greeted with critical acclaime and many sold out performances, children, as well as parents have responded warmly to this special program, which was created with children in mind at every stage of the creative process.
With a performance durstion of just under an hour to suit kids under the age of 11, this live and interactive production features a narrator to guide the audienv=ce through the ballet. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their v=favourite ballet inspired outfits and can interact with the performers on stage.
The Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker is a large scale ballet packed with brand new designs by the Australian designer Krystal Giddings, dazzling, dancing, sparkling tutus and enchanting music. Children follow the well-known story of Clara and a marvellous Christmas party that turns nto a magical adventure. Watch as the Nutcracker becomes more than just a doll and meet characters The Sugar Plum fairy and the Mouse King.
Venue: Canberra Theatre Centre. Season: January 21 - 24. 2017

 

Bangara Dance Theatre

Lore

Curated by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Lore features two brand-new workd featuring three choreographers. The trio have drawn from their own stories and experiences to create these personal and heartfelt works, with themes of ide3ntity, inequality, climate change and sustainability.

Sheoak

Acclaimed choreographer Frances Rings returns to the mainstage with Sheoak, a testimony to the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities today.
Sheoak. also known as The Grandmother Tree is a symbol of shelter, medicine and protection. By lore it was a refuge, a portrait of hope, while the tree itself stands as a true witness to the changing lies of each new generation and a testimony to their birthright.

I.B.I.S.

created jointly by crowd-pleasing Bangarra dancers Waangenga (pronounced Wawn-nee-ga) Blanco and Deborah Brown.
Depicting colourful island life in their home, the Torres Strait islands, this is the first live dance theatre work for the main stage by either dancer.
Embarking on a discovery of Australia's tropical islands, I.B.I.S.is a celebration of the resilience and optimism of the Torres Strait Islander people. Seven of the company's 16 dancers have Torres Strait islander heritage, including Bianco and Brown. This will be the fourth work inspired by stories from this location in Bangarra's repertoire.
Season: July 9 - 11. 2015. Venue: Canberra Theatre Centre. Canberra.

 

Sydney Dance Company

 

 

 

 

Royal New Zealand Ballet Tour

Russian National Theatre

Swan Lake & The Nutcracker


Swan Lake the wonderfully dark story of good against evil; Swan Lake is one of hte most famous and loved of all ballets. The glamerous set is evocative of the Russian Imperial world in which the balletr was created, while the haunting moonlit lakeside is perfect for the tragic conflict of the humn and spirit worlds and allows the audience to be swept away in the vulnerability of Odette/Odile.

The Nutcracker is one of the most extravagant theatrical events of all time, the original St. Petersgurg staging in 1890 was a remarkable illustration of the russian Imperial style at its peak.
this version of The Nutcracker has all the elements of an enduring fairy tale; adventure, fantasy, good versus evil and, of course, true love.

Canberra Theatre Centre. Season: October 11 - 12. Bookings: 02 6275 2700


 

Kiev Ballet Tour

 

 


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