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* Sylvia | The Australian Ballet *
The Australian Ballet presents Sylvia Ballet has a new heroine - and she can rescue herself 31 August - 10 September | State Theatre Sylvia brings three strong superheroines, all the passion and humour of Greek mythology and one of ballet's most stirring scores. MEET SYLVIA: SHE'S A LEGEND The story of Sylvia - an arrow-wielding nymph who scorns love, falls in love, outwits her abductor and wins through to happiness - first became a ballet in Paris over 150 years ago. The delightful Delibes score, which drew a rave review from Tchaikovsky, has since attracted some of the world's leading choreographers, including Ivanov, Ashton, Balanchine and Neumeier. In 2019, Stanton Welch's new production of Sylvia will have its Australian premiere. Welch, who recently staged his versions of La Bayadère and Romeo and Juliet on The Australian Ballet's stage, is a resident choreographer of the company, the artistic director of Houston Ballet and one of the art form's great storytellers. His full-length Sylvia revolves around three intertwining love stories and features a striking new design by Jérôme Kaplan (sets and costumes) and Wendall K. Harrington (projections), the creative dream team behind The Australian Ballet's Cinderella. Welch's Sylvia (which requires the lead ballerinas to learn sword-fighting) promises three strong superheroines, all the passion and humour of Greek myth, virtuoso dancing and one of ballet's most stirring scores. Meet Sylvia: she's a legend. Choreography Stanton Welch Sylvia is a co-production between Houston Ballet and The Australian Ballet Staged by Louise Lester Guest Repetiteur Mark Kay Set and costume design Jérôme Kaplan Lighting design Lisa J. Pinkham Projection design Wendall K. Harrington 140 MINS IN ALL / 2 INTERVALS MEET THE WONDER WOMAN OF DANCE SYLVIA MELBOURNE 31 AUG - 10 SEP 2019 | SYDNEY 8 - 23 NOV 2019
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