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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).
18 September 2012
Resident Choreographer Stephen Baynes creates a new version of Swan Lake in honour of The Australian Ballet’s first performance in 1962. Ballet audiences, who haven’t seen the company perform a traditional version of this ballet classic since 1997, are delighted. And the critics agree. Australian Stage Online says “Everything about Swan Lake is flawless – the tragic romance, the superb choreography and elegant prose represented through elongated limbs and stunning movement”.