The Australian Ballet celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a photo op and collaboration with Bangarra Dance Theatre.
The Daily Telegraph
"It makes you move in a different way," Australian Ballet principal dancer Amber Scott said.
"Classical ballet is very elevated and weightless, but working with Bangarra it's like, 'OK, I get it now. Get those quads working'."
The Herald Sun
The Australian Ballet yesterday offered the nation's professional and would-be choreographers a chance to help it celebrate its 50th anniversary season.
The 50th Anniversary Ballet Project is open to any choreographer to submit ideas for a new work.
The winning entrant will receive $30,000 to develop the idea. That might have a fairytale ending, as Australian Ballet's artistic director David McAllister said he would consider staging the work in 2015.
Bangarra dancer Patrick Thaiday, a Torres Straight Islander who grew up in Mackay, said sharing stories was important. "We need to share our history, and what better way to do that than with another dance company as unique in their dance style as we are?"