Flicks with the Friends

Flicks with the Friends

The Friends of the Australian Ballet, in association with the Sydney Film Festival, are delighted to offer our Members the opportunity to attend three ballet genre films – all Australian Premieres! 

Enjoy the dramatic Nureyev bio-pic – THE WHITE CROW (Cremorne Orpheum, Wednesday 5 June 6.30pm); YULI (Event Cinema, George St Wednesday 12 June 6pm) is the story of Carlos Acosta who plays his adult-self; and the documentary THE HEART DANCES  (The State Theatre, Friday 14 June 9.30am) about the journey of Royal New Zealand Ballet’s staging of The Piano, based Jane Campion’s 1993 film.

Lastly, to complete this flick fest, don’t miss the formidable Mr Leo Schofield AM pre-screening talk of Paris Opera Ballet’s CINDERELLA, the Nureyev production at Palace Verona Sunday 23 June 11.30am.

Click images below to view trailers and book tickets here!

We look forward to seeing you at the flicks!

The White Crow

Ralph Fiennes’ film tells the exhilarating story of Rudolf Nureyev’s defection to the West, capturing both his exquisite talents and the era’s explosive political situation.


Cuban ballet luminary Carlos Acosta is both star and subject of this moving and unusual fusion of biography and dazzling dance, by Spanish director Icíar Bollaín.

The Heart Dancers

The re-imagining of the iconic feature, The Piano, by two Czech dancers working with the Royal New Zealand Ballet: uncharted territory for all involved.

Leo Presents AM Present Paris Opera Ballet: Cinderella

Join Leo Schofield AM for this pre-screening presentation of Paris Opera Ballet’s tribute to former director Rudulf Nureyev’s 1986 version of Cinderella.