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Swan Lake On Ice thrills by The Imperial Ice Stars

Do you love classical dramas told in music that will live through the ages? The allure of spinning white boots atop a white ice pediment? The Disney-like magic of fairytale romance told through the art of body and design? This…

‘Under Siege’ at Melbourne Festival

The epic masterpiece Under Siege is the perfect introduction to this year’s Melbourne Festival. Yang Liping’s operatic retelling of Farewell My Concubine is the culmination of a millennia of Chinese culture. A total of twenty-two dancers, musicians, and a paper…

The Clams’ Crimson Tide at Melbourne Fringe Festival

Despite being self-proclaimed as Melbourne’s least professional water ballet squad, The Clams have certainly vaulted to be the city’s most popular.  Their debut show Crimson Tide had only a short run over a weekend, though the 25 ballerinas certainly made…

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International Ballet Gala with the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet

For one night only, to a full house, esteemed Melbourne ballet academy, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, brought us samples from the classics for a night to remember in a return of their specialist showcase, The International Ballet Gala. Internationally…

Asia TOPA: The Red Detachment of Women

Asia TOPA (Triennial of Performing Arts) is Melbourne’s newest festival and seeks to showcase Australia’s connection with contemporary Asia. The festival is set to run from February to April across dozens of Melbourne’s key cultural centres. Imagine a feast of…

Be enchanted by Swan Lake with The Australian Ballet

If beauty could be distilled and encapsulated in one image, it would surely be the vision in white of the corps de ballet in symmetrical formation at any moment of Act II in a traditional staging of Swan Lake. The…

‘The Veil of Maya’ by the Melbourne Ballet Company

Listen up dance fans, there’s something worth celebrating in St Kilda. Last night the Melbourne Ballet Company announced announced their new residency at the Alex Theatre on Fitzroy Street with the contemporary piece ‘The Veil of Maya’. The Veil is the first chapter…