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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).
14 September 2005
Despite a move to the USA to take up the directorship of Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch keeps his position as resident choreographer of The Australian Ballet. His new version of The Sleeping Beauty, with a lusciously eccentric, Eastern-inspired design by Kristian Fredrikson, plays up the struggle between good and evil.