Ballet Review: Spartacus/ The Australian Ballet
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Ballet Review: Spartacus/ The Australian Ballet

Spartacus The Australian Ballet Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House 10 November, 2018 Written by Deen Hamaker Spartacus is perhaps the ultimate Soviet ballet, a spectacle of bravura dancing and athleticism, characterised by muscular gladiators and Roman soldiers executing stunning leaps and jumps. It is about as far from the romantic ‘white’ ballets as one…

Patrick Burns Wins 2017 Hephzibah Tintner Conducting Fellowship
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Patrick Burns Wins 2017 Hephzibah Tintner Conducting Fellowship

Patrick Burns, 33, has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of the $50,000 Hephzibah Tintner Conducting Fellowship. The Fellowship is awarded to an emerging conductor who will contribute to the cultural and artistic life of Australia. It provides training and mentorship opportunities for two years. The Fellow will take part in the conducting processes at…

Album Releases For Christmas From The Australian Ballet – Sleeping Beauty on DVD/ The Nutcracker On CD
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Album Releases For Christmas From The Australian Ballet – Sleeping Beauty on DVD/ The Nutcracker On CD

The Australian Ballet has released two albums of classics long associated with Christmas, just in time for the Season. On DVD (ABC Classics 076 2973), is Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, created by David McAllister AM, the artistic director of The Australian Ballet. McAllister’s production and additional choreography are based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa. It is a…