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Australian Ballet: Murphy

Event

Australian Ballet: Murphy

  • Date: Friday, 16 March 2018 to Monday, 26 March 2018, For times, see website. No performance on Sunday (18 & 25 March)
  • Venue: State Theatre (Melbourne) — Victorian Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: $35-$235 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

What makes Graeme Murphy Australia’s premier choreographer?

Labelled a national living treasure, Graeme Murphy is Australia’s premier choreographer. With his passion, creativity, humour and bold imagination, he has placed Australia on the international cultural map.

In 2018, Murphy celebrates 50 years with the Australian Ballet. He began his dance career in the company’s corps de ballet and went on to an incandescent career as the head of Sydney Dance Company.

We pay tribute to this remarkable artist with a revival of his vividly re-imagined Firebird, alongside excerpts from his groundbreaking The Silver Rose, Air and Other Invisible Forces, Grand and Ellipse, in a special anniversary tribute event.

Experience the genius of Graeme Murphy this autumn with a showcase of some of his greatest moments.

THE SILVER ROSE (excerpt)
Music Carl Vine
Costume and set design Roger Kirk
Original lighting design Damien Cooper
Original producer Bayerisches Staatsballett

AIR AND OTHER INVISIBLE FORCES (trio then duet)
Music Michael Askill (performed to recording)
Costume design Akira Isogawa
Production design Gerard Manion
Original lighting design Damien Cooper
Original producer Sydney Dance Company

SHÉHÉRAZADE (complete work)
Music Maurice Ravel
Costume and set design Kristian Fredrikson
Original lighting design John Rayment
Original producer Sydney Dance Company

ELLIPSE (quartet)
Music Matthew Hindson
Costume design Akira Isogawa
Set design Gerard Manion
Original lighting design Damien Cooper
Original producer Sydney Dance Company

GRAND (excerpts)
Music Alberto Ginastera, Ludwig van Beethoven, George Gershwin, Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, Charles-François Gounod
Costume design Akira Isogawa
Set design Gerard Manion
Original lighting design Damien Cooper
Original producer Sydney Dance Company 

FIREBIRD
Concept and choreography Graeme Murphy
Creative associate Janet Vernon
Music Igor Stravinsky The Firebird Suite
Costume and set design Leon Krasenstein
Original lighting design Damien Cooper

 

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Ellipse : ballet (2002) [excerpt] by Matthew Hindson
— performed by Australian Ballet
The Silver Rose : ballet [excerpt] by Carl Vine
— performed by Australian Ballet

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