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Some of the text in The Australian Ballet timeline is adapted from essays in Luminous. These were written by Valerie Lawson (The Sixties), Jill Sykes (The Seventies), Lee Christofis (The Eighties), Michael Shmith (The Nineties) and Deborah Jones (The New Millennium).
British choreographer Gillian Lynne (who will later choreograph Cats) arrives to create The Australian Ballet’s first TV commission, The Fool on the Hill. Set to Beatles music arranged by John Lanchbery, the work is intended to celebrate the coming of colour television and has suitably vivid designs. It wins a number of international television awards and is later adapted for the stage.