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Murphy Dress Rehearsal

Thursday 5 April @ 7:00 pm



Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Thursday 5th April @ 7pm

What makes Graeme Murphy Australia’s premier choreographer? A bold imagination, irreverent humour, profound musicality and a matchless sense of the body in space.

Murphy’s choreography is an engaging mix of new and familiar: just when you have a sense of where a phrase is going, it does something fresh. – Sydney Morning Herald

“The choreography is challenging, rich with emotion ​and breathtaking to watch” – The Sunday Age

In 2018, Murphy celebrates 50 years with The Australian Ballet. He began his dance career in the company’s corps de ballet, made his first work for our Choreographic Workshop, and went on to an incandescent career as the head of Sydney Dance Company.

Along the way, he produced landmark productions for The Australian Ballet: he set his version of The Nutcracker in a scorching Melbourne summer, made Swan Lake into a modern love triangle and charted a dancer’s journey in the moving Beyond Twelve.

We pay tribute to this remarkable artist with a revival of his vividly reimagined Firebird, paired with highlights from his stellar career, featuring inventive dance, eye-opening design and transporting music.
Join us to celebrate one of Australia’s greats.

The Silver Rose (excerpt)
Air and Other Invisible Forces (excerpt)
Ellipse (excerpt)
Grand (excerpt)

Members $90
Pensioner Members $75
Youth Members $60

Non Members (includes FAB Membership for 2018)
Full Price $140
Pensioners $105
Youth $100

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Thursday 5 April
7:00 pm
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Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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