The company is preparing two of its signature works; a return season of Graeme Murphy’s highly acclaimedSwan Lakeand a first time London season of Alexei Ratmasnky’s Cinderella.
As Australia’s national ballet company, The Australian Ballet has had a long history of international touring, and has visited 37 countries and 87 cities since it was founded in 1962. This tour marks the company’s 25th international tour.
Libby Christie, Executive Director of The Australian Ballet said, “Both productions have become acclaimed works and earned the company rave reviews from critics and audiences across Australia and abroad, so we’re very excited to be bringing them to London next month.”
“Regular international touring exposes us to new audiences and provides the opportunity to be consistently benchmarked by these audiences and critics against the great ballet companies of the world,” said Christie.
Earlier this year ten shipping containers left Australian shores with a cargo of two sets, over 420 costumes and 297 pairs of shoes, including 104 pointe shoes. A touring party of 114 people, including dancers, music staff, wardrobe, medical, technical and company staff, arrived into London on Sunday 10 July.
SWAN LAKE Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 July
CINDERELLA Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 July