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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).
24 August 2000
The Australian Ballet perform Jiří Kylián’s Bella Figura for the first time. Bella Figura, a lyrical, dream-like meditation on the borders of reality, is considered one of the great dance works of the 20th century. The Australian Ballet are the first company after Nederlands Dans Theater, on whom it was made, to perform the work – a huge honour.