Australian Ballet School announce repertoire for Morning Melodies

A Morning Melodies favourite, The Australian Ballet School return in 2012 to showcase the talent of the next generation of highly gifted young dancers on Tuesday 29 May in the State Theatre.  The Australian Ballet School produces dancers of the highest calibre for The Australian Ballet and many other companies around the world.

The Australian Ballet School will present a program of classical and contemporary works, which showcase the talent and energy of its students, including:

Les Sylphides
Choreographer: Michel Fokine
Music: Frédéric Chopin
Restaged by: Dale Baker and Joanne Michel
A romantic ‘white’ ballet based on a poetic atmosphere, soft music and translucent white costumes. Performed by the Level 7 and 8 students, the ballet brings together exquisite artistry with the inspired musical interpretation of Emeritas Artist, Emma Lippa.

Grande Tarantelle
Choreographer: Leigh Rowles
Music: Louis Moreau Gottschalk (Grande Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra)
This is a vigorous, lively piece, presenting virtuoso technical skills artistically expressed through music. Harnessed with the disciplines of classical technique, the students infuse this choreography with their natural energy and vigour.

Symphony in D
Choreographer: Jiří Kylián
Music: Joseph Haydn (Symphony No 101 ‘The Clock’/I-III), (Symphony No 72 ‘The Hunt’/IV).
Costumes: Jiří Kylián
Commenting on the world of dance, its obsession with the image of the ballerina and the remoteness of beauty, Kylián’s choreography humorously explores the imperfections of a seemingly perfect art from like ballet.  Kylián is a Czech-born dancer and former artistic director of Nederlands Dans Theatre, whose work is regularly stage around the world.

Arts Centre Melbourne presents Morning Melodies: The Australian Ballet School
Tuesday 29 May, 11am & 1.30pm
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
Tickets             $19, $ 16 groups 10+

For bookings and information visit; or phone 1300 182 183.