Ballet is Back
During the enforced hiatus of 2020, our dancers and staff were working hard behind the scenes to ensure a seamless, stronger-than-ever return to the stage. Despite its difficulties, many of our artists have spoken of their time in COVID-19 lockdown as a period of reflection that reaffirmed their vital connection to our art form and the sheer joy of dancing and performing. And we know that you, our audience members, have been similarly longing to immerse yourself in the unique exchange between stage and auditorium. Real-life ballet! Those of you who attended our Summertime at the Ballet performances in February know there is no thrill like hearing the orchestra tune up and seeing the dancers step out on the stage. Be there when the fabled Sydney Opera House welcomes us back – it’s an historic moment.
Amy Harris rehearsing Serenade. Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photography Christopher Rodgers-Wilson.