21 August 2009

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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.