Butterfly comes to Sydney

Butterfly comes to Sydney

The Australian Ballet School will soon be returning to Sydney to present Butterfly, their first new production in 18 years.

A modern fairy tale told through movement, Butterfly will feature 100 full-time students of The Australian Ballet School, showcasing the next generation of emerging Australian dance artists.

Choreographed by former graduate Lucas Jervies and created in the studios of The Australian Ballet School, Butterfly beautifully blends themes of realism and magic with classic and contemporary techniques. Designed to appeal to all ages, the original production will be brought to life by the extraordinary artistry of pre-professional dancers and will transport audiences to another world through the transformative sets and costumes by revered designer Hugh Colman.

Set to the joyous score Le Papillon (The Butterfly) by Jacques Offenbach, Butterfly is a tale that follows a young boy who vies for the attention of the smartest girl in school. On an excursion to the butterfly enclosure at the Zoo, they immerse themselves in the kingdom of butterflies, momentarily forgetting the world outside and embarking on a magical journey.

Butterfly will take flight at The Concourse in Chatswood for three performances on 2 – 3 July and we are thrilled to be presenting opportunities for members to engage with creatives from the School.

Pre-Performance Drinks with Lucas Jervies 
12.15pm Saturday 3 July | The Concourse Theatre

Join us for pre-performance drinks in The Concourse Theatre Foyer. Catch up with other members over a glass of bubbles and chat with Lucas Jervies about the process of creating Butterfly for the ABS before watching the matinee performance.

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Members Only – Chairman’s Dinner with Lisa Pavane, Lucas Jervies, Hugh Colman
6pm Tuesday 29 June | The Concourse + Mama Mulan

Watch half an hour of student from the ABS rehearse on stage at The Concourse before joining us for an intimate dinner hosted by Friends Chairperson Greg Khoury. While enjoying a delicious Chinese banquet in a private dining room at Mama Mulan, Greg will lead discussion with Lisa, Lucas and Hugh.

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Tickets for other Sydney performances are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketek.

Meet the New Dancers 2019

The Friends celebrated the beginning of the Sydney ballet season with our annual event Meet the New Dancers on 2 April at The Royal Automobile Club of Australia, to introduce the future stars of The Australian Ballet Company.

Together with Steven Heathcote, our Members were entertained and introduced to the new young dancers, including Sara Andrlon, Jocob de Groot, Thomas McClintock, Annaliese McDonald and Tyson Powell.

FAB Life Member Alan Jackson hosted the event and fellow FAB Councilors Jeremy Moller and Tanya Barrington presented a cheque of $3,500 to The Australian Ballet Pointe Shoe Fund.

We thank our long term sponsors Mr Rebbell Barnes, Showface Make-Up, and Bloch for their continued support at this event.