Australian Ballet

Australian Ballet,

national ballet company of Australia, founded in Melbourne in 1962; its school was established in 1964. The company drew on the tradition established (1940) by Edouard Borovansky of the Ballets Russes (see Diaghilev, Sergei PavlovichDiaghilev, Sergei Pavlovich
, 1872–1929, Russian ballet impresario and art critic, grad. St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, 1892. In 1898 he founded an influential journal, Mir Iskusstva [The World of Art].
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). The Australian Ballet is linked to Britain's Royal BalletRoyal Ballet,
the principal British ballet company, based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. It is noted for lavish dramatic productions, a superbly disciplined corps de ballet, and brilliant performances from its principals.
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 in style and repertoire largely through the efforts of its first director (1962–74), the dancer and choreographer Dame Peggy van Praagh (1910–90). Touring regularly throughout Australia as well as in Europe and North America, the group has a repertoire that ranges from classical to contemporary and also encourages the production of works by Australian choreographers. The troupe's best-known performance is probably the film version (1973) of Rudolf NureyevNureyev, Rudolf
, 1938–93, Russian ballet dancer, b. near Irkutsk, Siberian USSR (now Russia). Nureyev studied in Ufa and Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), and in 1958 he became a soloist with the Kirov Ballet. In 1961 he defected from the Soviet Union while on tour in Paris.
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's Don Quixote.
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The Australian Ballet's artistic health team has become a reference worldwide, and not just because they got David Hallberg back onstage after his two-year struggle with injuries.
At Annan only tomorrow there is the Australian Ballet company in the story of the Roman gladiator who led the slave rebellion against the Roman Empire.
Since retiring as a principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and The Joffrey, Palmer has created more than 40 ballets for companies including San Francisco, The Australian Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Miami City Ballet and others.
This world premiere collaboration with the Australian Ballet arrives Wednesday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E.
The West Australian Ballet (WAB) has welcomed multi-awarded ballet dancer Candice Adea, the first Filipino soloist dancer to join the prestigious Perth-based ballet company since its inception in 1952.
His performing career also included guest star performances with the Bolshoi Ballet and The Australian Ballet.
And he proved to be as influential a teacher as he was a dancer, working as Ballet Master and School Director for K Ballet in Japan for four years before becoming a guest teacher with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Rambert, Adventures in Motion Pictures and the English National Ballet.
For the 2010 production, the ballet company tapped Australian Ballet's Ai-Gul Gasina to coach the dancers in executing the stylized choreograpy for the reinterpretation of the ballet masterpiece.
But he changed his mind after winning the Idemitsu scholarship to Australian Ballet School.
Tim graduated from the Australian Ballet School, and then danced internationally as a soloist in ballets by Ashton, Hynd, Balanchine, Bournonville, Cranko, Taylor, Weir, along with many other choreographers and directors who inspired him to create his own work.
ELLA HAVELKA MADE HISTORY BY BECOMING THE FIRST INDIGENOUS DANCER TO BE INVITED INTO THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET IN ITS FIFTY-YEAR HISTORY--YET HER PATH TO THAT PRESTIGIOUS POSITION WAS FRAUGHT WITH BOTH CAREER UNCERTAINTY AND STRUGGLES WITH SELF-IDENTITY.

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