At the invitation of The Joyce Theater New York, The Australian Ballet will be featuring the imaginative works of three of Australia’s leading choreographers, who have all danced and developed their choreographic careers with The Australian Ballet. The program includes 2005 Helpmann award winning Unspoken Dialogues by Stephen Baynes, Aurum by Alice Topp, created with the support of a Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance, and the world premiere of a new work by Tim Harbour, Chairman Dances.
This New York program presents an outstanding opportunity to showcase the world class Australian creative talent of The Australian Ballet. Since the company first began its international touring program in 1965, The Australian Ballet has visited 88 cities across 37 countries. The company completed its ninth tour to China in 2018 and last performed in New York in 2012 to celebrate its 50th anniversary and in 2014 for the Fall for Dance Festival.
“Once again we are touring a uniquely Australian program featuring our home grown choreographers and works created especially for The Australian Ballet. The intimate setting of The Joyce Theater will be a wonderful platform for the world premiere of Tim Harbour’s Chairman Dances, the American premiere of Alice Topp’s Nureyev Prize winning Aurum and the return of Stephen Baynes’ haunting Unspoken Dialogues,” says Artistic Director David McAllister.
Australian Consul-General Alastair J M Walton remarked “I’m delighted that The Australian Ballet is bringing its outstanding talent to the New York stage. The Australian Consulate-General has been working hand in hand with The Joyce Theater to support this collaboration and the promotion of Australian culture in outstanding American institutions. Every day we work to bring our two great countries more closely together in every field.”
In the week ahead of the Australian Ballet's performances the Australian Dance Theatre will presents a beguiling exploration of the natural world inThe Beginning of Nature.