AMPAG, The Australian Ballet The Australian Ballet:The Australian Ballet presents Sylvia

The Australian Ballet presents Sylvia

Image Credits: Artists of The Australian Ballet. Photography by Justin Ridler

August 2019

Sat 31 

07:30 PM

The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet

Arts Centre Melbourne

MelbourneVIC

November 2019

Fri 08 

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, NSW, 2001, AU,

 
 

Meet the wonder woman of dance. The story of Sylvia – an arrow-wielding nymph who scorns love, falls in love, outwits her abductor and wins through to happiness – first became a ballet in Paris over 150 years ago. The delightful Delibes score, which drew a rave review from Tchaikovsky, has since attracted some of the world’s leading choreographers, including Ivanov, Ashton, Balanchine and Neumeier.


In 2019, Stanton Welch’s new production of Sylvia will have its Australian premiere. Welch, who recently staged his versions of La Bayadère and Romeo and Juliet on The Australian Ballet’s stage, is a resident choreographer of the company, the artistic director of Houston Ballet and one of the art form’s great storytellers. His full-length Sylvia revolves around three intertwining love stories and features a striking new design by Jérôme Kaplan (sets and costumes) and Wendell K Harrington (projections), the creative dream team behind The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella.

Welch’s Sylvia (which requires the lead ballerinas to learn sword-fighting) promises three strong superheroines, all the passion and humour of Greek myth, virtuoso dancing and one of ballet’s most stirring scores.

Meet Sylvia: she’s a legend.