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The Australian Ballet’s 2018 tent pole: Spartacus reinvented for the 21st century

The Australian Ballet's Spartacus poster, 1978

In any ballet season there’s always a big show, a premiere, a hook that adds that extra bit of excitement

Vale Desmond Heeley, the man who, in his own words, made “dross into gold”

Artists of the Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow, photo © Jeff Busby

Desmond Heeley, the English stage designer who worked with Ballet Rambert, the Marquis de Cuevas Ballet, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan,

Robert Curran to retire from the Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet announced today that Robert Curran is to retire as a principal artist of the company. Curran will