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Queensland Ballet unveils its 2017 season

Ghost Dances, choreographed by Chistopher Bruce, artists of the Houston Ballet, photo © Amitava Sarkar

Bespoke, a production designed to appeal to new audiences, will open the Queensland Ballet’s 2017 season next February with performances

The Australian Ballet’s 2016 repertoire

The Hamburg Ballet in Neumeier's Nijinsky, photo © Holger Badekow

For the first time in its history, the Australian Ballet will stage a ballet choreographed by John Neumeier, the artistic

Harry Haythorne, 1926-2014: An inspiring life in dance

Harry Haythorne, the former assistant artistic director of the Scottish Ballet and artistic director of both the Queensland Ballet and

Gillian Murphy as Nikiya, a night to remember and the journey of La Bayadère from Petipa to the 21st century

Gillian Murphy rehearsing La Bayadere, The Australian Ballet,  photo © Kate Langley

With Christmas Eve just a month away, I thought I’d already seen the outstanding Australian dance performances of the year.

World Ballet Day: October 1

World Ballet Day

Tomorrow five ballet companies around the world will be live streaming from their studios, first from Australia, then Russia, the

The Australian Ballet’s 2015 season

Amber Scott, The Sleeping Beauty, photo © Justin Ridler

The centerpiece of the Australian Ballet’s 2015 season is a new Sleeping Beauty, directed by the artistic director, David McAllister

Peter Sculthorpe: The sun, the earth, and Ned Kelly

Kelvin Coe, Sun Music, 1968, The Australian Ballet, photo © Geoffrey Hales

Graeme Murphy was 18 when Robert Helpmann choreographed Sun Music for the Australian Ballet in 1968. Helpmann’s work “was an

How Bertie’s passage to India set the scenes for La Badayère

Illustrated London News supplement cover, December 18, 1875

As Marius Petipa’s La Badayère is soon to return to the Australian Ballet’s repertoire, this time in the production of

The stars are in alignment

Gillian Murphy as Gamzatti, La Bayadere, photographer unknown

With so many stars either in Australia or on their way, this is far from a winter of discontent for

Awakening a new Beauty with a gift of money

Miranda Coney, Lisa Bolte, Kathy Heathcote and Maina Gielgud with the Queen after the Royal Gala Performance of The Sleeping Beauty, 1988, photo © Desmond O'Neill

A new production of The Sleeping Beauty will be the centrepiece of the Australian Ballet’s repertoire next year. Premiering in