Our much-loved company is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a wealth of offerings, from classical favourites to newly commissioned works
"It is one of those milestones that really makes you stop and think about where you have been and where you are going."
The Australian Ballet's artistic director David McAllister has spent more than four years planning what he describes as "our biggest season ever" to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary in 2012. "The Australian Ballet is now at the point where we can say, 'We are a mature company with history and tradition, and we have uniqueness we should celebrate’," says McAllister. "Our season next year is very much about honouring the successes of the past, as well as looking to the future of ballet. I'd say it's an equal split."
The golden anniversary will kick off in February with Infinity, a triple bill from three of Australia's most acclaimed directors: former Sydney Dance Company chief Graeme Murphy, Chunky Move founder Gideon Obarzanek and Bangarra Dance Theatre artistic director Stephen Page.