At the sudden reverberation of a thud-like sound, the State Theatre was pitch black. And so began Matthew Bourne‘s incomparable adaptation of Lord of the Flies. For those who have never read the book, seen the play or the movie, then this theatre experience will leave you feeling triumphant and proud, for what you will witness is nothing short of extraordinary.... Read More | Share it now!
There is nothing quite like seeing a contemporary ballet reflect the world in which we live in. For such a traditional dance form where discipline is paramount in the execution of movement, to see such fluidity and freedom amidst the dancers is refreshing and forward-thinking. The Australian Ballet‘s Artistic Director David McAllister says this triple bill is a way for audiences to tune out from their hectic lives and allow you “to enjoy the wondrous physicality and beauty of these three amazing works.”... Read More | Share it now!
It’s not every night you go to the theatre to see a show and arrive at a protest. Well, that’s exactly what we encountered on the opening night of a very politically charged ballet work called The Red Detachment of Women. It’s important to understand why there is a backlash to such a show and perhaps how it was approved by curator Stephen Armstrong.... Read More | Share it now!
Nijinsky is a ballet about the life of a ballet dancer- the eccentric Vaslav Nijinsky, whose popularity was such that girls even stole his underwear. But underneath his virtuosity and glittering characters was a man fighting with his mental instability- and all this is beautifully represented in this production by The Australian Ballet.... Read More | Share it now!
The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will come to Sydney 21-24 December for the very first time, to present two full-length classic productions of the world’s most loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and his most enchanting and magical ballet of all time The Nutcracker.... Read More | Share it now!
Anna Seymour‘s Distraction Society is a short, different piece of dance that realises how we recognise relationships today. With the present screen culture all-asunder with the interaction of all kinds of dating apps, This piece explores all that is modern about how we transmit communication to each other through screens.... Read More | Share it now!