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The Australian Ballet presents DanceX | Part Two
The Australian Ballet presents DanceX | Part Two
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The Australian Ballet presents DanceX | Part Two

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 Two

This October, Dance Companies from around Australia gather for a festival live no other. Part Two features works from The Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet and Karul Projects.

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 Two includes a new work from Queensland Ballet, Silence from contemporary Indigenous dance company Karul Projects, and the Australian premiere of Johan Inger’s comic, romantic I New Then performed by The Australian Ballet.

Program:

Queensland Ballet: Glass Concerto

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

Karul Projects: Silence

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 Two | The Australian Ballet 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 Two | Queensland Ballet Glass Concerto Renowned international choreographer Greg Horsman, showcases the speed and precision of the artists of Queensland Ballet. A technical feat of intricate choreography, watch in awe as the dancers capture the pulse and escalating intensity of the brilliance of Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto.

Part Two | Karul Projects SILENCE Through the beating of a drum, bodies thrash through white noise to continue a 250-year old struggle. The same questions echoed through generations. SILENCE pulls Treaty out from under the rug, slams it back on the table and, with riveting intent, invites you to the conversation.

Run time

2 hrs 4 min (Inc 2 Intervals)

Start date

October 25th, 2022

End date

October 28th, 2022

Genre

Dance, Ballet

Venue

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

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