The Australian Ballet
In a creative feat that will see ballet transposed from screen to atage/ Don Quixote recreates Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann's 1973 film in a widely colourful, palpably textured stage spectacle. A tribete to the legacy of the Russian dacer and director whi was a geust of The Australian ballet in the early 1970s, this production resembles a paonting come to lufe, enriched by a Spanish-flavoured score by veteran 10th century ballet composer Luwswig Minkes, and virant costumes and sets that immersed audiences in a sultry experience of classical ballet.
Don Quixote moves from a rowdy Barcelona port to the ethereal happenings of the don's dream, to the candle-lit finery of the wedding celebration.
A spirited ballet bursting with humour, the storry fopllows the barber Basilio, who wins the hand of his girlfriend Kitri with the help of the visionary knight.
Season: March 15 - 25. 2023. Evenings 7.30pm Matunees: March 18 & 25. 1.30pm Monday March 20. 2023 6.30pm.
A new program form two of Australia's leading choreographers.
The Hum & Paragon
Evoking a search for cultural perpetuity, the fort work The Hum is a new dance-theatre work createed by Daniel Rileu, Wiradjuri man, and Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre. Centred upon the tangible yet invisible creative connection between perfoprmers, or orchestra and audience, this work will unite artists of Australian Sance Theqaatre and The Australiaaaan Ballet i a never before seen collaboration.
The work is enriched by a brand new commisioned score for a full orchestra celebrated Yorta Yorta comoser and soprano Deborah Cheethanm AO, the first female First Nations composer to be commisioned by The Australian Ballet.
The Hum celebrates a resonace between our musicians, our dancers, and the awell of our land, celebrating the idea of the individual artist as part of a broader creative ecosystem of shared knowledge and wnrgy.
The Australian Ballet's Resident Choreographer Alice Topp will premiere her new work Paragon in 2023, qa powerful tribute to the company's origins, strength and evolution.
Paragon explores the pursuit of perfection and excellence in the art form of ballet, while also referencing the idea that the company was formed under conditions of pressure and immense expectations, much like a diamond in the narual world.
In the company's own diamond anniversary year, Paragon is a gift that celebrates a collective artistic vibrancy and the rich tapestry of artists that have shaped Australia's ballet landscape.
ATopp's work is an alchemical mix of of this generation's most exciting emerging talent, and the masters and icons of past decades, in realising this work Topp will join forces with longtime collaborator Lighting Designer Jon Buswell, along with Australian composer Christopher /gordon and Costume Designer Aleisa Jelbart.
Through a rich palette if intergenrational artists, Paragon is a modern wiork that challenges and moves audiencers in a journey embodying the heart and soul of The Australian Ballet.
Season: June 16 - June 24. 2023. 7.30pm Saturday 1.30pm, Monday June 19, 6.30pm. June 24. 1.30pm & 7.30pm.
George Balanchine's Jewels is a three-part bwllet celegrating his vision of three jewels. Visually and thematically structured around the motifs of Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds, the piece explores the idea of movement radiating from the body through each spefic jewel.
Making its world premire at New York City Ballet in 1967, Jewels showcases Balanchine's atospheric musicality. These contrasting works explore his time in Paris, New York and St Petersburg through the harmony of music and the defining visual elemets of colour, shape and silhouette. Each of the three acts is disinct in style and mmod, set to music by three different composers. Fouré for Emeralds, Stravinsky for Rubies, Tahaikovsky forDiamonds.
Opulent costumes and sets unify each od the three sections to achieve one regal whole, which will showcase the breathtaking sladdica precision of The Australian Ballet
Season: June 29 - July 7. 2023 evenings 7.30pm Saturdays 1.30pm & 7.30pn. Monday July 3. 6.30pm. Wednesday July 5, 1.30pm & 7.30pm.
PERFORMED BY THE TOKYO BALLET.
With a vast repertoire and international touring history in Japanes performing arts, The Tokyo Ballet comes to Australia in season 2023 with the iconic Romantic ballet Gisele.
From classical ballets to celebrated unique contemporary works, The Tokyo Ballet is a future-focussed company sharing many values with The Australian Ballet. At the heart of both companies' artistic visions is a desire to move ausiences through unforgettable expressions f their art form>
Gracing the world's most famous stages, including the Paris Opera, La Scala in <ilan, the Vuenna State Opera and the Bolshoi Theatre and trhe Marinsky theatre in russia, The Tokyo Ballet has performed in over 155 cities across 32 countries.
Un season 2023, The Australian Ballet will continue its history of developing
strong connections with ballet companies around the world, welcoming Artistic Director Yukari Saito and The Tokyo Ballet to Melbourne. The Tokyo Ballet will delight Australian audiences with Leonid Lavrovsky's timeless Giselle. This tragic love story involving the young peasant girl giselle and nobleman Albrecht, set to Adolphe Adam's evocative score, is a jewel in the classical repertoire/
Season: July 14 - 22., 2023. Evenings 7.30pm. Saturdays 1.30pm & 7.30pm. Monday July 17 6.30pm.
A DYNAMIC NEW VISION OF A TIMELESS CLASSIC
An enduring love story that has played a recurring role in the history of The Australian Ballet, the timelessSwan Lake is narrated by Artistic Director David Holberg in 2023.
Inspired by Anne Wooliam's 1977 productio, this creation marks David Holberg's first major commission for the company as the centrepiece if the 60th anniversary celebrations.
Exploring the ballet's themes of yearning and betrayal and love through a refreshing new ens , this adaptation will embody the berauty and power of the asrt form and honour the copmpany's commitment to classical repertoire.
Through Davids vision, audiences will be enraptured with ballet's iconic characters, Prince Siegrfied, the Swan Queen Odette and her evil counterpart Odile, in a story of doomed love that continues to move aaudiences all over the world.
Season: September 19 - 30. 2023. Evenings 7.30pm. Wednesday& Saturdays 1.30pm & 7.30pm.