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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June 2019

Yuli – Sydney Film Festival

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Cinemas George St, 505 - 525 George St
Sydney, Australia
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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 The White Crow, Yuli, and The Heart Dancers. 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. A visual treat for ballet fans, Yuli is the inspiring true story of the UK Royal Ballet's first…

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The Heart Dancers – Sydney Film Festival

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The State Theatre, 49 Market St
Sydney, Australia
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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 The White Crow, Yuli, and The Heart Dancers. 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. In 2015, celebrated Czech choreographer Jirí and his twin brother production designer Otto Bubenicek created a one-act performance…

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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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August 2019

Brunch with the Ballet

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George St
The Rocks, NSW 2000 Australia
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$85 – $850
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Join us for a champagne brunch with conversation celebrating costumes and an array of irresistible silent auction and raffle items raising money to support The Australian Ballet.

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November 2019

Sylvia Dress Rehearsal + Pre-Performance Talk

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The final dress rehearsal for the Australian premiere of The Australian Ballet's production of Sylvia, Stanton Welch's twist on a 150 year old love story, featuring a free pre-performance talk with sculptor Linda Klarfeld. The story of Sylvia - an arrow wielding nymph who scorns love, falls in love, outwits her abductor and wins through to happiness - first became a ballet in Paris over 150 years ago. Stanton Welch's new production revolves around three intertwining loves combined with the…

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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