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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).
21 August 2009
The Concord program brings two of the most in-demand choreographers on the planet to make works on The Australian Ballet, and the dancers are buzzing. Wayne McGregor, resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet, creates the twitchy, innovative, lightning-fast Dyad 1929. McGregor intends the one-act work, a companion piece to his Dyad 1909, as a tribute to the modernity of the Ballets Russes. Alexei Ratmansky, resident choreographer of American Ballet Theatre and widely credited with reinvigorating the classical form, makes Scuola di ballo, a light-hearted addition to the “school-room ballet” genre.