Events by Friends of the Australian Ballet

We hold several events throughout the year to provide support by way of fundraising and also that we can come together and enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the wonderful work of The Australian Ballet.

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April 2019

Meet The New Dancers 2019

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Automobile Club of Australia, 89 Macquarie St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

Our annual welcome event of the ballet season is almost upon us, and we want to update you with some exciting news about Meet The New Dancers on Tuesday 2nd April at The Royal Automobile Club of Australia. While Fiona Tonkin has been called away on unexpected ballet business, we are delighted to have Friends favourite Steven Heathcote as our special guest presenter. The evening commences at 6.30pm with canapes followed by conversation at 7.00pm where Steven will be introducing…

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Verve Dress Rehearsal 4 April 1pm & 7pm

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Three homegrown choreographers. Three very different works. Verve takes you on a voyage through contemporary Australian dance with what Australian Stage calls “a blast of energy and talent”. Alice Topp’s Aurum moved critics and audiences to superlatives, tributes and tears when it premiered in 2018. Inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi – repairing cracked pottery with precious metals – the work explores damage, healing and the beauty of our flaws. The dancers’ powerful movement and profound emotion are framed…

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Giselle Dress Rehearsal 30 April 1pm & 7pm

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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A timeless love story with a supernatural edge First love, betrayal, heartache and forgiveness... Giselle is a rollercoaster of romance and one of the world's most famous ballets. This iconic Romantic ballet has stood the test of time, not just because of the otherworldly beauty, with its ethereal ghosts floating through the forest, but because of the universal passion and drama of its storyline. A young girl falls madly in love with a duke in disguise. When she realises his…

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June 2019

Leo Schofield AM Presents Paris Opera Ballet Cinderella

June 23 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Palace Verona Cinema, 17 Oxford Street
Paddington, NSW 2021
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Join Leo Schofield AM for this pre-screening presentation of Paris Opera Ballet's tribute to former director Rudolf Nureyev's 1986 version of Cinderella. Charles Perrault’s celebrated tale, set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, is transported to an early film set.  In a series of references to the heroes of the American cinema, Nureyev propels his Cinderella under the spotlights of Hollywood. With a producer fairy godmother and star actor as Prince Charming, she escapes her miserable destiny and sees her dreams…

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In 2019 we will be holding a number of events for our members. Stay tuned to this page for more information shortly. In the meantime, check out our previous events