The Australian Ballet’s 2014 repertoire

Stanton Welch’s production of La Bayadere, Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker and Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon are the three main ingredients of the Australian Ballet’s 2014 season.

The spice in the repertoire mix comes in a mixed bill of Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, two Kylian works, Petite Mort and Sechs Tanze, and a new piece by the AB’s resident choreographer, Stephen Baynes.

Announcing the program today, 3 September, artistic director, David McAllister said that the company had added more repertoire to its Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane seasons, so, in addition to the usual full evening ballets and mixed bill, there’s a fourth program, titled Imperial Suite, comprising Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial and Lifar’s Suite en blanc.

Brisbane is a beneficiary of this expansion as the company will take two programs there, Manon and Imperial Suite, rather than just one as it did this year.

The company will perform one program in Adelaide, Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella, a production that will premiere in Melbourne later this month.

Bodytorque, the Australian Ballet’s annual season of short new works choreographed by the company’s dancers will take place in Melbourne next year for the first time.

Until now, Bodytorque was only presented in Sydney.

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Lana Jones, La Bayadere, photo © Paul Scala

Miwako Kubota, Ballet Imperial, photo © Paul Scala

Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, Melissa Hamilton and Brian Maloney, Royal Ballet, photo © Bill Cooper

Natasha Kusen and Andrew Killian, Petite Mort, photo © Paul Scala