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

Queensland Ballet

South Australia
South Australia Ballet

TasmaniaWest Australia
West Australian Ballet

Australian Capital Territory







on tour 2018


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






The Australian Conservatoire
of Ballet
Bookings: 1300 182 183

The Nutcracker

The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet (ACB) is once again proud to present one of Tchaikovsky's most famous compositions and popular Christmas ballet presentations. The Nutcracker, with choreography by former Principal Artist of the Australian Ballet, Christine Walsh, This well-beloved, traditional Christmas ballet will be performed by 65 dancers of the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, featuring international guest artists; and 65 musicians og the ACB Orhestra with a unique on-stage aetting.
The Nutcracker recounts the adventures of a little girl, Glara, who is given a Nutcracker toy by her godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer, at her parent's Christmas party. Drosselmeyer provides much entertainment during the evening wwith his magic tricks. After the party, Clara returns to the sitting room to find her Nutcracker and falls asleep. Suddenly, an army of mice are attacking her toys, notably the Nutcracker, who she saves by throwing her shoes at the King of the Mice.
In gratitude for saving him, the NutcrackerPrince takes her on a journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. there she is entertained by a variety of character from the many lands, culminating with a grand pas de deux byt the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prnce.
At the very last, Herr Droccelmeyer returns suggesting that Clara's journey has in fact been a wonderful dream which any child who has a vivid imagination may experience - or has it>?
Season: Thursday December 20. 2018 at 7.30pm Friday December 21. 3028 at 1.30pm & 7.30pm. Venue: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne


The Dancers Company


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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.




North Melbourne Town Hall
Bookings 613 9322 3713





The Dancers Company



Australian Ballet
Bookings: 61 2 9250 7777.


In 2018, the astounding strength and agility of The Australian Ballet's male dancers will be on full display in a powerful new production of Spartacus. One of the company's most popular works, the tale of a gladiaor who led a slave uprising against the Roman Empire will be given new life by Lucas Jervies, chorepgrapher, director and former dancer with The Australian Ballet. The world premiere of Spartacus will storm the stage in Melbourne at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
Spartacus tells the heroic story of an enslaved gladiator who dreams of freedom, leads an insurrection, and dies tragically, the passionate devotion of Spartacus to his wife Flavia lends extra poignancy to the tale. Jervies' reimagining of the ancient story will imbue it with emotional complexity, a modern-day sensibility and high-impact ballet choreography.
A graduate of The Australian Ballet school, Lucas Jernies was David McAllister's dramaturge in his lavish production of The Sleeping beauty. His recent dance projects include directing and choregraphing Little Red Riding Hood for Queenssland Ballet, and he has created dance works for numerous other companies including Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, West Australiaqn Ballet, Opera Australia, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Louisville Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet.
French designer Jerôme Kaplan, who won a Green Room Award for visual Design for his work on The Australian Ballet's Cinderella in 2018, will creare period sets and costumes. Combat coaching from worls-renownowed director Nigel Poulton will bring to life the brutality of ancient Rome. Aram Khachaturian's soaring cinematic score will lend an epic scope to the production.
Spartacus is a perennial favourite in the repertoire of The Australian ballet. The com[pany first performed it in 1978 at the Palais Theatre, with choreography by Lázió Seregi. In 1990 the production toured New York and Washington, where Principal Artist Steven Heatcote received rave reviews and developed a cult following. It was last performed in full in 2002, and a Spartacvus pas de deux chorepgraphed by Jervies, was peformed as part of the outdoor program Ballet Under the Stars in 2016.

The Story:
When the Roman Consul Crassus returns home from another victory in the Empire's mercilass war, he is honoured with gladiatorial games. Spartacus, a Thracian warrior and champion f the gladiator ring, eill be forced to fight for the amusement of his Roman captors. Weathered and broken by years of brutality in the arena, Spartacus' only salvation in his love for his long-lost wife Flavia. As he prepares for battle, he is at once elated and heartbroken to discover that his wofe is alive but has also been enslaved by the Romans.
Spartacus s forced to slay his close friend Hermes in the arena. Horrified by his deed he is spurred to rebellion and incites his fellow captives to break free of their chains. They force their way into Crassus' property rescuing Flavia and taking the consul prisoner. Rather than execute him, Spartacus engages Crassus in hand-t0hand combat, but when the Roman loses the fight and threatens Flavius' life, a struggle ensues during which Crassus' son is killed.
Crassus summons his legions to seek vengeance in the escaped Spartacus, eventually overpowering the rebels who, under Spartacus' leadership, fight courageously to the biter end. Flavia escapes the clutches of Rome and vows Spartacus' memv=orey will live forever.
Season: November 9 - 24. 2018 Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House.

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



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.

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


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.
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
Bookings: BASS 131 246


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


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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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


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.


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.


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, 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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