Cinderella – The next gift from Ballet TV

Cinderella – The next gift from Ballet TV

The smash hit Cinderella is our next treat to you as part of The Australian Ballet’s digital season on Ballet TV.

Master choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella is now live and free to stream for the next two weeks. Created especially for The Australian Ballet in 2013, this Cinderella is full of surprises. Witty, vibrant, glamorous and romantic, Ratmansky’s acclaimed production will sweep you off your feet.

Starring Lana Jones and Daniel Gaudiello, this production was filmed in 2016 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

With all the elements of the fairy tale we know and love – a feisty heroine, a dashing prince, a kindly godmother and a deliciously wicked stepmother – there’s no better way to escape to another world. A heart-fluttering romance that’s the perfect fit for a cosy night in.

Click here to begin watching. 

 

A Dance with the Stepsisters: Jacqueline Clark, Tyson Powell, Corey Herbert, Cameron Holmes and Artists of The Australian Ballet. Photo Jeff Busby.

 

The Australian Ballet recently launched  Ballet TV, including free streaming of cinematic-quality recorded performances of past seasons*.

While theatres are closed, the newly launched At Home with Ballet TV brings the joy and wonderment of dance to our audiences in the comfort of their own home, delivering some much-needed ballet magic.

This five-month digital season of quality production recordings, danced by The Australian Ballet, draws from a carefully curated selection of treasured works, including all-time classics and ballet’s finest romantic productions.

David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty was the first production to launch and streamed for two weeks from Sunday 5 April. The second and third productions to launch on At Home with Ballet TV are Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella (17 April  to 1 May), followed by Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet (1 May to 15 May).

 

Artists of The Australian Ballet, courtesy of The Australian Ballet

 

To follow, Coppélia, Manon, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake and more will keep home dwellers entertained.

We’re all at home – but we’re all together. And together, we’ll dance our way through.

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*International copyright restrictions mean we offer free access to the 2020 Digital Season within Australia.

Sylvia in Rehearsal

Sylvia in Rehearsal

With tickets for the Dress Rehearsal of Sylvia now on sale, here are some behind the scenes shots of The Australian Ballet dancers getting ready to bring Stanton Welch’s new production to Sydney. Click here to book your tickets

Photography Kate Longley

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.

Yuli

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.