Murphy Dress Rehearsal
April 5 @ 7:00 pm
A TRIBUTE TO AUSTRALIA’S ICONIC DANCEMAKER
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Thursday 5th April @ 7pm
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 – What makes Graeme Murphy Australia’s premier choreographer? A bold imagination, irreverent humour, profound musicality and a matchless sense of the body in space.
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)
On sale Friday 23 February 2018