October 2016 Sneak Peeks

On October 4, the biggest global celebration of dance comes together for World Ballet Day LIVE. The Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet and West Australian Ballet and leading ballet companies around the world are set to broadcast 20 hours of behind-the-scenes footage online– and for the first time on Facebook LIVE.

October 2016 Sneak Peeks


The Australian Chamber Orchestra commences a national tour featuring their grand symphonic event of the year with Beethoven’s joyful Seventh Symphony. The concerts also feature the ever-popular guitar concerto – Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez – with virtuoso guitarist Slava Grigoryan. Sydney Dance Company’s new double billUntamed brings together the world premieres ofAnima by SDC Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela andWildebeest by Australian choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell.

The West Australian Opera opens The Pearl Fishers, directed by Michael Gow and featuring the most famous of male duets,In the Depths of the Temple. This new production was commissioned by the Opera Conference comprising Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, South Australian Opera and West Australian Opera.

Queensland Theatre presents the Pulizter Prize-winning play Disgraced in which what it means to be an American in New York is found to be forever scarred by the events of 9/11. Colin Friels stars in the production ofFaith Healer at Belvoir. Directed by Judy Davis, the play is a story of how a damaged family can be healed, and how it can be truly saved.

And we wish Bangarra all the very best for their debut at the prestigiousFall for Dance Festival in New York at the end of the month and the company’s first one-week residency at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris from 5 November.

Kind regards,

Bethwyn Serow
Executive Director

Australian Major Performing Arts Group

Image Credits: Emma Matthews as Leila in The Pearl Fishers | West Australian Opera



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