Orchestra Victoria

Ballet Under the Stars

The Australian Ballet

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A free family friendly event
Proudly presented by Telstra

  • Saturday 25 February, 8pm

    Sidney Myer Music Bowl

  • Duration

    Doors open at 4:30pm
    Pre-show entertainment from 6pm
    Main performance 8pm - 10pm

  • Ticket Price Range


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The Australian Ballet is delighted to be bringing Ballet Under the Stars back to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl this February 25th. The all-ages free event will feature performances from our upcoming season of Don Quixote as well as pieces from our signature repertoire of timeless classic ballets and innovative contemporary works.

Proudly Presented by Telstra, doors to this spectacular family friendly event open at 4:30pm with preshow entertainment beginning from 6pm and the main performance starting at 8pm.

Relax on your picnic rug and enjoy the epic beauty of The Australian Ballet Under the Stars this February.


The Vow

Le Corsaire Pas de Deux

IV.JANIS from Kunstkamer

I New Then

Fandango and Grand Pas from Don Quixote

Hosted by Artistic Director David Hallberg and Livina Nixon, Ballet Under the Stars will also feature preshow performances from Pomi and Gobba, and an onstage barre class with the dancers.

Production credits

Artistic Director David Hallberg
Executive Director Lissa Twomey
Music Director and Chief Conductor Jonathan Lo
Lighting Designer

The Vow

Choreography and design concepts Lucas Jervies
Music Edvard Grieg arranged by Tormod Tvete Vik
This arrangement of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Op. 23, arranged for hardangerfiddle/violin and string orchestra by Tormod Tvete Vik, was commissioned by Trondheim Soloists.

Lighting design David Jenkins

Le Corsaire Pas de Deux

Choreography Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa|
Composer Ricardo Drigo
Original lighting William Akers

Kunstkamer – IV. JANIS

Choreography Marco Goecke
Music Willie Mae Thornton, Janis Joplin, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

I New Then - Madame George

Choreography Johan Inger
Music Van Morrison
Costume Designs Bregje van Balen
Décor Johan Inger
Lighting Design Tom Visser

Fandango & Grand Pas from Don Quixote

Choreography Rudolph Nureyev
Music Ludwig Minkus orchestrated by John Lanchbery
Costume Designer Barry Kay
Lighting Designer Jon Buswell