Welcome to our 2016 Season The Australian Ballet
Step inside the ballet. You can now add these events to your 2016 Season Package and save.
Discover a world of pointe shoes, pirouettes and life-long passions; a world of unwavering discipline, elite training and dedication; a world of intense physical power and transformative grace. In 2016, we’re bringing you special events and talks that take you behind the curtain to meet our talented artists and rising stars.
BLACK SWAN PROGRAM
Odile is the dark and bewitching mirror-image of the fragile Odette in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake. In this fascinating 45-minute event, learn about the villainous Black Swan and how she tempts the Prince away from his true-love vow in a thrilling pas de deux. Includes a special introduction from Artistic Staff.
IN THE MIDDLE PROGRAM
Elevate your heartrate with this 45-minute, fully staged performance of William Forsythe’s groundbreaking In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. See the full electrifying work from start to finish (no breaks!) with costumes, lights and our dancers at the top of their technique. Includes a special introduction from artistic staff.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Get an insider’s look at and exclusive access to the world of elite ballet dancers. From your theatre seat see our dancers up close, taking class on stage, followed by a rare opportunity to see the coaching session of a principal artist. In just one hour you’ll see what it really takes to prepare for a performance.
ONCE UPON A TIME
Enjoy this special one-hour version of a fairytale story ballet, performed to live music and narrated by one of the characters. Perfect for children, it’s fun, interactive and will have everyone twirling for joy!
McALLISTER IN CONVERSATION
Becoming a principal artist takes exceptional talent and years of hard work. Join Artistic Director David McAllister for an insightful conversation with one of our principal artists before the show.