An Afternoon with David Hallberg
In conversation with Brooke Lockett
Sunday 20 August, 2pm to 4pm
The Establishment, Room III
Level 3, 252 George Street, Sydney 2000
The brilliance of David Hallberg’s artistry, and his ability to make any role – classical or contemporary – his own, cannot be overstated. He is one of world’s most celebrated male ballet dancers, recognised by critics and audiences alike.
In 2011, then Principal Artist for the American Ballet Theatre, David made history when he became the first American to simultaneously join the Bolshoi Ballet under the title Premier Dancer. He has dazzled audiences around the world, as guest artist with The Australian Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, The Paris Opera Ballet, Teatro alla Scala, The Tokyo Ballet, Kiev Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet and Opera di Roma, among others.
In June 2014, a severe ankle injury and the failure of subsequent treatments threatened to end it all, robbing David of his raison d’être and depriving audiences from experiencing the hypnotic power of his artistry. In November 2015, unsure if he would ever dance again, he booked a one-way ticket to Melbourne to work with The Australian Ballet Medical team.
In December 2016, David returned to the stage triumphant, performing the role of Franz in Coppélia at the Sydney Opera House. He has since became the first Principal Guest Artist of The Australian Ballet.
Join David in an intimate conversation with Brooke Lockett. Hear first-hand of his remarkable journey, his courage and dedication. Be inspired by his story of rediscovery in this exclusive event for the Friends and Patrons of The Australian Ballet.
Pricing: $65.00 per person, includes Champagne and Canapes
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Alice’s Tea Party! – Champagne High Tea
The Friends of the Australian Ballet invite you to join us down the rabbit hole…for a morning of colour, fun and fantasy!
Our guest of honor, the ever charming and talented Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister AM will give a behind the scenes insight into The Australian Ballet’s upcoming production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Alice’s Tea Party – A Champagne High Tea the Mad Hatter himself would be proud of!
Traditionally the Friends annual afternoon tea, this year we are turning the event on it’s head and invite you to join us for High Tea and Mimosa’s!
One of our most popular events, this year in keeping with the Alice theme, we will have a Mad Hatters’ Hat Parade and Competition, with prizes for young and old! So bring a friend or organize a table and have fun while you support The Australian Ballet!
The Mad Hatter ‘Have I gone mad?….’
Alice ‘I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.’
Non Members $90.00
Pensioner Members $65.00
Youth Under 18 $65.00
Sponsor A Dancer* $80.00
*Honour the wonderful former dancers of The Australian Ballet and ‘Sponsor A Dancer’
‘Sponsor A Dancer’ ticket is in addition to your own ticket. This privilege provides you an opportunity, prior to the tea, to mingle with David and the former dancers in an exclusive VIP function and to have high tea at one of the dancer’s tables.
Note: A limited number of places are available as a Guest at David’s table for $200.00, please contact the FAB office to book.
Seating will be allocated as tables of 8-10, please advise the Fab office of any specific seating requests or if you have any food allergies or requirements. Phone 02 9252 7322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Meet the New Dancers
THE FUTURE OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET
Tuesday 4 April | 6:30pm for a 7pm Start
THE ESTABLISHMENT HOTEL
252 George Street Sydney
Come and join The Friends of The Australian Ballet for our annual welcome event, where Artistic Director David McAllister AM will introduce the new dancers joining The Australian Ballet in 2017.
As is the tradition each new Dancer will be presented with a special ‘gift’ in recognition of their commencement with The
Australian Ballet. In addition, The Friends will be donating to The Australian Ballet, a financial contribution towards the
purchasing of pointe shoes.
This delightful twilight event is an ideal chance for you to enjoy a drink and refreshments with David McAllister AM and The
Friends, and to meet our future stars.
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Friends members – $65
Non-members – $70
Pensioners – $60
Students – $50