The Australian Ballet is bringing enchanting performances to Bendigo in 2024

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The Australian Ballet is bringing enchanting performances to Bendigo in 2024

Australian Ballet. Pic: Lindsay Moller
Words by Staff Writer

The Australian Ballet On Tour: The Sleeping Beauty Act III and other works will arrive in Bendigo in July.

The cultural heartbeat of Bendigo is set to quicken as The Australian Ballet brings its mesmerising repertoire to the city, promising an unforgettable experience for ballet enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

Arriving from Friday, July 5th, at the Ulumbarra Theatre, The Australian Ballet On Tour presents a fusion of classical elegance and modernity, showcasing the technical prowess of both the Company’s dancers and graduating students from The Australian Ballet School.

The Australian Ballet in Bendigo

  • Performance: Friday 5 July, 7:30pm
  • Class on Tour: Saturday 6 July, 12:00pm
  • Performance: Saturday 6 July, 1:30pm
  • Youth Masterclass: Saturday 6 July, 4:30pm
  • Performance: Saturday 6 July, 7:30pm

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This year’s performance in Bendigo forms part of a broader tour across South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales, a testament to The Australian Ballet’s commitment to sharing the beauty and joy of ballet with communities far and wide.

Led by Artistic Director David Hallberg, the tour promises to touch the hearts and minds of as many people as possible, continuing The Australian Ballet’s tradition of presenting unforgettable ballet experiences to audiences across Australia.

Audiences in Bendigo will be treated to Act III of The Sleeping Beauty, accompanied by George Balanchine’s joyous piece Allegro Brillante. These timeless classics, set to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score, are sure to transport viewers to a realm of romance and wonder.

Adding a contemporary edge to the evening is “Circle Electric: Prologue,” an electrifying new work from The Australian Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, Stephanie Lake. This specially commissioned piece, complemented by an additional pas de deux, promises to captivate audiences with its unique contemporary style.


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Lissa Twomey, Executive Director of The Australian Ballet, expressed the company’s excitement about the tour, highlighting its commitment to making dance accessible to everyone.

“The Australian Ballet has been committed to sharing the beauty, joy and unparalleled artistry of our company with communities across Australia for over 60 years. and we’re thrilled to be taking this exquisite fusion of classical and contemporary works on tour in 2024,” she says.

“As Australia’s national ballet company, we are committed to making dance accessible to everyone. Through our touring, education and outreach programs – from first encounters, higher education programs, to in theatre performances – we provide a range of opportunities to people of a diversity of background to connect and participate with dance and ballet.”

Tickets for The Australian Ballet On Tour in Bendigo are on sale now, offering residents and visitors alike the chance to experience the magic of ballet at its highest quality.

Head here for tickets and more information.