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

Queensland
Queensland Ballet

South Australia
South Australia Ballet

TasmaniaWest Australia
West Australian Ballet

Australian Capital Territory

 

 

 


 

 

MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY

on tour 2018

 

Carmen

Melbourne City Ballet

Don José is called upon to return home to marry childhood sweetheart Micaelo. However a chance encounter with the enchanting gypsy girle Carmen, leads them both into a tumultous relationship of passion and destruction. A fiery, free spritied woman, Carmen;s fate is written in the cards but she refuses to be tamed by any man.
The splendour of Carmen is in the passionate pas de deux's and stirring gropup numbers, so whether it's the seductive factory workers that lure you in o the strutting bullfighters that set your hearts a flutter.

Proserpine (Whitsundays) Entertainment Centre, Proserpine. QLD Season June 16. 2018 at 7.30pm

The Burdekin Theatre, Ayr. QLD. Season: June 17. 2018 at 2.30pm

Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon Victoria. Season: June 23. 2018 at 7.30pm.

EssoABHP Wellington Wntrtainment Centre, Sale Victoria. Season: Juine 24 . 2018 at 3pm.

The World Theatre Charters Towers, QLD Season July 13. 2018 at 7.30pm

Riverway Arst Centre, Townsville, QLD. Season: July 14. 2018 at 7.30pm & July 15. 2018 at 1.30pm

Godinmayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culteral Centre, Katherine Northern territory. Seasson: Augst 3. 2018 at 7.30pm

Desert Harmony Festival at cCivic Hall, Tenant Creek, Northern Territory. Seasson: August 4. 2018 at 3pm.

Madame Butterfly

Love, honour and loyalty are put to the test in the tragic tale of Madame Butrerfly.
The beautiful Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San hopelessly clings to the belief that her marriage to Liutenant Pinkerton, an American naval officer, is a loving and eternal relationship. It is however not to be.
The beauty of exquisite and sensitive choreography together with Puccini's score has made Melbourne City Ballet's Madame Butterfly a tender and romantic production not to be missed.
Venue: Devenport Entertainment & Convention Centre. Tasmania. Season: July 19. 2018 at 7.30pm

The Princess Theatre, (Theatre North) Launceston, Tasmania. Seaon: July 20.2018 at 7.30pm

The Gaity Theatre, Zeehan Tasmania. Season: July 21. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Middleback Theatre, Whyalla South Australia. Season: August 9. 2018 at 7.30pm

Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie South Australia. Season: August 10. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Hopgood Theatre Noarlunga Centre. south Australia. Season: August 11. 2018 at 7.30pm

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre. Mt. Gambier South australia. Season: August 12. 2018 at 1.30pm

The Potato Shed. Drysdale Victoria. Season: August 17. 2018 at 7.30pm

Wendouree Performing Arts Centre. Ballarat. victoria. Season: August 18. 2018 at 7.30pm

The Partadise Palladium Theatre. Marundah N.S.W. Season: September 1. 2018 at 7.30pm.

Ipswich Civic Centre. Ipswich. QLD. Season: September 5 at 7.30pm

Coloundra Events Centre. Sunshine Coast. QLD. Season: September 7. 2018 at 7.30pm

Redcliffe Culteral Centre Moreton Bay. QLD. Season: September 8. 2018 at 7.30pm

Capella Culteral Centre, Capella (Emnerald) QLD. Season; sEPTEMBER 14. 2018 AT 7.40PM

Prpserpine Entrtainment Centee, Whitsundays. QLD, Season: September 15. 2018 at 7.30pm.

The Laycock Dtreet Community Theatre, Gosford. N.S.W. /Season: September 21. 2018 at 7.30pm & September 22. 2018 at 7.30pmn

The Glasshouse Port Macquarie. N.A.W. Season: September 23. 2018 at 1.30pm

Cesnock Performing Arts Centre. Cessnocj, N.S.W. Season: September 27. 2018 at 7.30pm

Manning Entrtainment centre, Taree. N.S.W. season:September 28. 2018 at 7.30pm.

The Nutcracker

Rediscover this heartwarming classic of The Nutcracker this Christmas.
As the clock strikes midnight, Clara is transported into a magical world full of eonder. A sea of snowflakes will fill the stage and audiences will be transported to another realm as Melbourne City Ballet's production of The Nutcracker stays true to the traditional family favourite.
Venues: Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre Victoria. Season: December 14 & 15. 2018 at 7.30pm. December 16, 2018 at 1.30pm.

Venue: Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre. victoria. Season: December 21 & 22. 2018 at 7.50pm

 

 

 

 
 

The Dancers Company
Bookings: 1300 369 741.


 

Sydney Dance Company

 

 



The Australian Ballet
on Tour

 

 

 



 

 

Australian Ballet
Bookings: 1300 369 741

2018 Season

The Australian Ballet School.

The Australian Ballet School will be returning to the Clocktower for its annual performance.
Visionary and with the employment of masterful choreography, this is a great opportunity to see the art of ballet enlivened by the youth, vitality and ambition of its future stars.
This breathtaking performance is a favourite of the Morning Music program, and this year will have two performances on May 22 at11am and 2pm.
The presentation marks an exceptional opportunity for young ballet students to show off their skills in the grand Clocktower Theatre.
A showcase of diverse works deliver the transcendent pleasure of dance to an audience who will experience a refined repertoire that traverses history, discovery and imagination.
Season: Tuesday May 22. At 11am & 2pm. Venue: clocktower Centre 750 Mt Alexander Rd. Moonee Ponds
Bookings: 9243 9191.  

 

The Dancers Company
Tour

 

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Bangarra Dance Theatre
Bookings: 61 3 1399 182 183

 

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Chunky Move
111 Sturt Street Southbank

 

 

Melbourne Ballet Company

 

Shanghai Ballet
Regent Theatre
Bookings: 1300 111 011


 

Sydney Dance Company
Bookings: 1300 182 183

 

 

 

St. Petersburg Ballet
|Bookings: 136 100

Swan Lake

For the first time in 65 years, the majesty of classical ballet returns to the Princess heatre when Russia's acclaimed St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovky's masterpiece Swan Lake.

Founded in 1994 The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers but for its stunning grand, full-length productions. Led by prima ballerina Irina Koesnikova, the company travels internationally complete with breathtaking scenery and magnificent costumes. The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre has in its repertoire such classical pieces as Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. The incerdibly opoular company is in such demand that it gives 200 performances every year.
First performed in St Petersburg in 1895, the immortal and enchanting Swan Lake, with its unrivalled "white acts". its spectacular and dramatic ballroom scene, sublime music and deeply moving story. Now, for the first time since the landmark 1951 National Theatre Ballet production, Swan Lake returns to the Princess Theatre with brilliant bravura sdancing of the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre prduction thsat is everything you can expect from Russina classical ballet.
Swan Lake tells the classic love story of Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette torn apart byt the villainus sorcerer Rothbert in a story where true love conquers all.
Vernue: The Princess Theatre 163 Spring St. Melbourne. Season opens June 20. 2018 for a strictly limited season. Bookings now open at Ticketmaster 136 100.


 

 

 
 

ARTS HOUSE
North Melbourne Town Hall
Bookings 613 9322 3713


 

 

 

 

The Dancers Company

 

 

Australian Ballet
Bookings: 61 2 9250 7777.


 

 

 

   
     

Australian Dance Theatre

 

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre
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Sydney Dance Company
Bookings: 02 9250 1999

 

 

 

 

 

St Petersburg Ballet

 

 

Kiev Ballet Tour

 

The Dancers Company

 


 

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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.

Teatro alla Scala

Don Quixote & Giselle

For the first time ever in Australia the Teatro alla Scala will perform Don Quixote and Giselle but only in Brisbane as part of QPAc's international series.
Venue: Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Giselle Friday November 16. 2018 at 7.30pm. Don Quixote Saturday November 17. 2018 at 7.30pm. Giselle Sunday November 18. 2018 at 1pm.

 

 
 

 

 

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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