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.
With Special Guests
David McAllister AM, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet
Musette Molyneaux, Head of Costume Wardrobe
and featuring a performance by Sydney City Ballet, under the direction of Lucinda Dunn OAM.
A highlight in our social calendar, this event is not to be missed!
Tickets can be bought individually or by the table, with a strictly limited number of tickets available for the VIP table and the opportunity to sit with David McAllister and Musette Molyneaux.
Our sumptuous brunch menu consists of 2 glasses of sparkling wine, fresh fruit, pastries, hot plated main followed by chocolates. A cash bar will also be available.
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Friends of The Australian Ballet are thrilled to able to share Valerie Lawson’s magnificent book, Dancing Under the Southern Skies – The History of Ballet in Australia with our members.
With its vivid narrative, Valerie Lawson’s Dancing Under the Southern Skies goes far beyond what audiences see on stage to reveal what has been behind the red velvet curtain. The lives of the dancers who toured to Australia, among them Anna Pavlova and Margot Fonteyn, and of those who stayed and of those who created companies in Australia are presented in a fascinating mosaic of interviews, letters and personal stories from dancers, directors, producers, impresarios and critics.
She also paints portraits of those who influenced Australian culture over nine decades, among them Laurence Olivier, Edouard Borovansky, Peggy van Praagh, Paul Keating and Graeme Murphy, and tells how the nation escaped from cultural dependence on Britain, fell in love with ballet troupes from the Soviet Union, and then watched the birth of the Australian Ballet, the Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre and many other dance companies.
Each book sold through The Friends, will result in $20 towards our fundraising efforts supporting The Australian Ballet.
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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.