Artisitc feats aren't created overnight. Case in point, The Australian Ballet’s production of Anna Karenina. After almost three years of COVID-related lockdowns, the company are now in the final stages of preparing to bring this masterpiece to life in full Melbourne and Sydney seasons. Can you feel the adrenaline?
Dancers are perfecting their lifts, stage managers are finalising set and prop placement, the technical team is triple checking lighting and projections, and of course, audiences are buzzing with anticipation at the prospect of finally being able to experience this piece of art in real life.
A selection of The Australian Ballet’s artists and creatives reflect on Anna Karenina’s three-year journey to the stage, sharing their feelings about finally seeing the production come to life in Melbourne and Sydney, and why it has defied all odds in enduring the challenges of the past few years.
Anna Karenina is more than an ambitious production. It is a testament to the resilience of every company member who has been involved in its creation.