Our free cinema-quality digital season brings our full-length performances to Australians at home.
Our gift to you.
Ballet is powerful magic. It can draw you out of your lounge room and into forests and castles and starry skies. It can make you forget your worries and feel the freedom and exhilaration of unbridled leaps and lifts. Throughout its centuries of history, ballet has always offered the most wonderful escape from troubled times, and even though our theatres are closed, we want to offer you that gift.
Our new At Home with Ballet TV digital season will beam our premium-quality productions right to your couch for free. We’ve hand-picked a selection of our most beloved and inspiring ballets, and each will have a limited two-week season on our streaming platform, Ballet TV. Absolutely free!
We’re all at home – but we’re all together. And together, we’ll dance our way through.
Our June - August schedule is available below.
AVAILABLE FROM THURSDAY 23 JULY, 5PM AEST
This production is brought to you free by our Production Partner La Trobe.
Join the rebellion …
Our 2018 production of Spartacus traces the journey of a hero who fights for freedom from oppression. Choreographer Lucas Jervies, a NIDA-trained director and a former dancer with The Australian Ballet, breathed new life into one of The Australian Ballet’s most popular works. Inspired by Steven Heathcote’s fierce 1990 portrayal of the Thracian warrior and transported by Khachaturian’s music, he was determined to reimagine Spartacus for the 21st century.
Spartacus, based on a true story, focuses on a gladiator who led a slaves’ rebellion against the Roman empire. Charting the journey of a man finding passionate love, his mission and his freedom, the ballet showcases our male dancers at their spirited and athletic best as the slaves who rise against the tyranny of their rulers.
We’re excited to bring two versions of Spartacus to your screens.
Our 2018 production stars Kevin Jackson as Spartacus and Robyn Hendricks as his wife Flavia, and was filmed at Arts Centre Melbourne with Orchestra Victoria.
Our 1990 production stars Steven Heathcote as Spartacus and Lisa Pavane as Flavia, and was filmed at Arts Centre Melbourne with the State Orchestra of Victoria.WATCH NOW Kevin Jackson and Robyn Hendricks. Photography Jeff Busby
SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS
We look forward to returning to the stage, in great spirits and in great shape. But we can’t do it without you. With no ticket sales, which form the majority of our income, we are now facing the most critical challenge in our 58-year history. If you are able to, please consider making a donation to help us keep the company afloat during the coming months. Your generous support will help us reach our 60th birthday and keep world-class ballet in Australia for generations to come.
What's Coming Up...
Each full-length production will be available for a limited time only.
Spartacus (Jervies and Seregi)
Thurs 23 July – Thurs 6 August
The Merry Widow (Hynd after Lehár)
Thurs 6 August – Thurs 20 August
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Copyright restrictions mean we can only offer access to our 2020 Digital Season within Australia. But we haven't forgotten our international community!
For a very reasonable price, access our favourite full-length productions via iTunes.