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The Australian Ballet presents DanceX | Part One
The Australian Ballet presents DanceX | Part One
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The Australian Ballet presents DanceX | Part One

Southbank, VIC
This October, Dance companies from around Australia will reunite for a festival experience like no other.
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About The Australian Ballet presents DanceX | Part One

This October, Dance Companies from around Australia gather for a festival live no other.

DanceX is a three-part festival conceived and curated by The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David Hallberg that will showcase the depth, range and diversity of the nation’s dance community. Thrilling audiences with brand new commissions, Australian premieres and excerpts from some of the most popular dance works of the last year, DanceX is an unmissable experience for culture-lovers of all kinds.

Nine companies will perform the repertoire of their choice in 12 shows over three parts, gathering at the Playhouse.

Part One includes new works from Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company, a commissioned duet from Lucy Guerin Inc and the Australian premiere of Johan Inger’s comic, romantic I New Then performed by The Australian Ballet.

Program:

Bangarra Dance Theatre: Terrain

Sydney Dance Company: ab(intra)

Lucy Guerin Inc: New Work

The Australian Ballet: I New Then A comic, romantic dance theatre piece set to songs by Van Morrison.

The full DanceX fesitival (Parts One, Two and Three) includes works from: The Australian Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, Karul Projects, Lucy Guerin Inc, Marrugeku, Queensland Ballet, and Sydney Dance Company.

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For the full festival experience, and to see all nine companies perform, you will need to purchase tickets to all three parts.

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Part One | The Australian Ballet presents I New Then The Australian premiere of Johan Inger’s comic, romantic dance theatre piece I New Then, set to songs by Van Morrison; Inger, a Swedish choreographer, danced with Nederlands Dans Theater and has made works for leading companies all over Europe.

Part One | Lucy Guerin Inc, presents How To Be Us A duet for two women that integrates improvised movement devised by each dancer with strict patterns and formal structures directed by the choreographer. It explores questions of liberty, both individual and communal, in the context of a world that is torn apart by its conflicting ideas of freedom.

Part One | Sydney Dance Company presents ab(intra) From tenderness to turmoil, ab(intra) is a journey through the intensity of human existence that will command your attention. Composed by Nick Wales, the music fuses lush cello with ambient electronica as the exquisite dancers occupy a visually arresting ethereal world.

Part One | Bangarra Dance Theatre presents Terrain A breathtaking exploration of our largest salt lake. The nine-part performance evokes the power of body and land converging to bring spirit to place. Stand with us and feel the ancestral ties that bind people to Country: a rich cultural spine stretching through the generations. Watch the waters rise and fall as we reconnect with the energy of landand the resilient spirit of the people who care for its future.

Run time

2hrs 26min (Inc. 2 intervals)

Start date

October 20th, 2022

End date

October 22nd, 2022

Genre

Dance, Ballet

Venue

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

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