WHAT: Telstra Ballet in the Park
WHEN: Fri March 16
WHERE: Stage 88
The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the nation’s capital. A specially selected array of repertoire will be performed featuring many company highlights from throughout the decades. Sumptuous divertissements from La Favorita, Don Quixote, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire and Molto Vivace will sit alongside an emotionally charged pas de trois from Graeme Murphy’s 2002 masterpiece Swan Lake. Finishing off the evening will be an excerpt from the Russian classic La Bayadere. Featuring 12 female dancers in a sea of white tutus, tiaras and tulle, The Kingdom of the Shades is a superb showcase of a strong corps de ballet with ensemble work that demands absolute precision. 7pm sharp, free.