The Australian Ballet

Swan Lake

Taking flight in 2023

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A new creative journey is beginning

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.

A reimagining of one the greatest works of all time and based on Anne Woolliams' iconic classical production, this special 60th anniversary ballet 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.

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A new production of this scale can only come to life with the support of many and we are very grateful to everyone who has generously made a gift and played a part in helping this epic production take flight.

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David Hallberg announces Swan Lake 2023

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

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My first Swan Lake

Watch Corps de Ballet dancer Annabelle Watt share her Swan Lake story in the video below.

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The music of Swan Lake

Chief Conductor and Music Director Nicolette Fraillon AM shares her insights into the music that changed the course of ballet history in this video.

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Swan Lake through the years

Hear from David Hallberg and artists of The Australian Ballet, past and present, who share some of their memories of Swan Lake and insights into what makes it such a special work to experience – as both a dancer and audience member.

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"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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