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Spartacus – The men behind the legend
Sunday 26 August @ 11:00 am
The Friends Annual Champagne High Tea
Sunday 26 August –The Ivy Ballroom
The Friends of the Australian Ballet invite you explore the legend that is SPARTACUS!
Our annual High Tea is the event of the year not to be missed! It’s a time to dress up, get a group together and celebrate ballet. This year as always, our guest of honor is Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet – David McAllister AM. David will bejoined on stage by Principal Dancer in the role of Spartacus – Kevin Jackson and in the role of the Friends sponsored Character Crassus – Principal Dancer Ty King-Wall who will take us behind the curtain of this fantastic, new production.
One of the things that makes this event so special is the invited former dancers of The Australian Ballet living in NSW and you can honor them by “Sponsoring a Dancer” to sit at your table. Sponsoring a dancer also allows you VIP access to an exclusive pre-function Meet and Greet with David, Kevin and Ty along with all the former dancers.
The high tea will also debut the world premiere of a new piece by Choreographic sensation Lucas Jervies currently choreographing Spartacus for The Australian Ballet. The piece entitled POWERHOUSE will was created on the artists of the Sydney City Youth Ballet,under the Artistic Director of Lucinda Dunn OAM. Lucinda took over the direction of the Sydney City Youth Ballet upon her retirement as from The Australian Ballet as the longest serving Principal Ballerina.
This work POWERHOUSE, named after the score of the same name by great Australian Composer Graeme Kohne, will premiere at the up and coming season of TOGETHER LIVE 2018 and performed to live music by the Sydney Youth Orchestra Philharmonic, at The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood on 13 & 14 September 2018.
Adult Members $80.00
Pensioner Members $70.00
Sponsor a Dancer $80.00
Sponsor David McAllister AM $200 (available only through calling FAB office on 9252 7322)