Taking flight in 2023

Swan Lake

MY FIRST SWAN LAKE

In 2023, The Australian Ballet will present a dynamic new version of the timeless classic, Swan Lake – Directed and Realised by Artistic Director David Hallberg.

As the landmark artistic endeavour gets underway, Corps de Ballet dancer Annabelle Watt shares her Swan Lake story in the video below.

Make a gift today to help us write a new chapter in our history with this special 60th anniversary production.

A new creative journey is just beginning

In 2023, The Australian Ballet will present a dynamic new vision of the timeless classic, Swan Lake – Directed and Realised by Artistic Director David Hallberg.

A reimagining of one the greatest works of all time and based on Anne Woolliams' iconic classical production, this special 60th anniversary version will be tailor made for a bold new era of the company by a world-leading team of creatives and artists.

By fusing the beauty of this iconic ballet with crisp, realistic designs, David’s artistic endeavour will showcase the relevance and timelessness of the work to create a Swan Lake that will be a part of our repertoire for decades to come.

The story begins with you

A new production of this scale can only come to life with the support of many and we’re inviting you to join us on the exciting creative journey from concept to production by making a gift to bring Swan Lake to life together.

Your generosity will enable David's vision by supporting our artists, creatives and company at every step of the way as we realise this historic reinvention of Swan Lake. By making a gift you will become a Ballet Champion, be first to receive updates and enjoy behind the scenes glimpses of the creative process as it unfolds. Your gift will be acknowledged for the lifetime of the production.

Incredibly, every donation will be matched dollar for dollar by our generous Leadership Gifts from the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation and the Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch Foundation. So, if you choose to be a part of Swan Lake, your contribution will have double the impact. Donations of $2 and over are fully tax-deductible.

Help us write a new chapter in our history and bring this artistic endeavour to life.

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David Hallberg announces Swan Lake 2023

Watch below David Hallberg announce that a new version of Anne Woolliams' Swan Lake will take flight in 2023.

The Australian Ballet has many a wonderful iteration of Swan Lake in its canon. I see an opportunity for a reenergised classical version of the work in our repertoire … One that will stand proud as a choreographically modern representation of The Australian Ballet.

David Hallberg - Artistic Director

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Leadership Gifts

  • SARAH AND LACHLAN MURDOCH
  • RAMSAY FOUNDATION