As witty as it is romantic, the Australian Ballet’s characterful production of Cinderella makes an unplanned yet very welcome return visit to Melbourne, showcasing the glorious partnership of married principal artists Ako Kondo and Chengwu Guo.
A return visit to Symphony in C provided the welcome opportunity to enjoy Resident Guest Artist David Hallberg on stage in Melbourne. A Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Hallberg was also the first American dancer to reach this exalted rank with Bolshoi Ballet.
Returning to the Melbourne stage less than two years after its premiere, David McAllister’s production of The Sleeping Beauty can be appreciated not just for its luxuriously lavish staging but also for the wonderful range of supporting roles on offer.
Created by choreographer David Bintley and his creative team in anticipation of the 2012 London Olympics, Faster is a real crowd pleaser. The piece has even more scope to be popular here given Australian’s love of sport.
The Australian Ballet takes audiences on a trip back in time, returning charming storybook ballet Coppélia to its original 1979 home at the Palais Theatre.