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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).
The Australian Ballet tours China – the first time a major ballet company has visited the country since the Cultural Revolution. Performing Don Quixote, the dancers are noisily feted everywhere they go.
Also in 1980
The Australian Ballet’s first season for the year is A Tribute to Borovansky.