2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of The Australian Ballet and the celebrations have begun...
50th Anniversary of The Australian Ballet
Artistic Director David McAllister has kicked off the festivities by announcing the 50th Anniversary Ballet Project.
This exciting initiative encourages choreographers with a unique artistic vision, be they a professional or novice choreographer, to submit their ideas for a brand-new ballet work.
The winning entrant will receive $30,000 to develop their idea and will have their work considered for staging by The Australian Ballet in 2015.
“Right from the very beginning, one of the defining aspects of the company has been its commitment to creating new opportunities for Australian artistic talent. Over the years we’ve fostered burgeoning choreographers like Graeme Murphy, Stephen Baynes and Stanton Welch, who have all been lauded on the world stage.”
“The pool of creative talent in Australia is astonishing so I’m incredibly enthusiastic to see exactly who we’ll unearth,” McAllister said.
The company will perform throughout this year within Australia: Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne dancing new works, as well as classics, like Graeme Murphy’s Romeo and Juliet. On November 2, which is the official birthday of TAB, Melbourne will be host to an international gala, with renown artists from around the world.
In June, the troupe will tour New York City to debut Swan Lake, by Murphy, resident choreographer of TAB. The tour is a much awaited event because it’s been 13 years since the company last danced in the big apple.
2012 promises to be The Australian Ballet’s biggest season ever.
At The Australian Ballet, 2012 will be a year like no other –one for reflection and looking forward, and of course, celebration. Now … let’s get the party started!
The Ballet News of the UK has entire story.
The Australian Ballet celebrates 50 years on the world stage with two landmark programs: a bold interpretation of Swan Lake and the daring mixed bill Infinity.
Update: Previous video post was removed. Here’s a great new one!
YouTube: The Australian Ballet Channel.
The 50th Anniversary of Australian Ballet and it’s celebrations promises to be exciting and full of surprises.
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