Dance lovers’ treat
This November, the Sydney Opera House has been transformed into a dance lover’s paradise. The Australian Ballet presents Destiny, a compelling double bill celebrating legendary Ballets Russes choreographer Léonide Massine.
The show is set to the musical masterpieces of Tchaikovsky and Berlioz performed by the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
The performance features Massine’s best known works including Les Présages – a large scale work from the 1930s – and a brand-new interpretation of Symphonie Fantastique from acclaimed choreographer Krzysztof Pastor.
The Australian Ballet has never performed the work and its first Australian performance was by Colonel de Basil’s Covent Garden Russian Ballet in Melbourne on 1 October 1938 with Irina Baranova as the Beloved.
Destiny follows on from recent tributes to Fokine, Kylián and Balanchine and is The Australian Ballet’s 2007 programming contribution to the four-year project exploring the impact of the trailblazing Russian ballet companies whose Australian tours of the late 1930s had a dramatic impact on arts and culture in Australia.
Destiny will play until Monday 26 November. Bookings on 9250 7777.