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Gala Spectacular

The Australian Ballet returns to Adelaide with a captivating gala at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The Australian Ballet Gala Spectacular will be presented over three special performances between Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October 2017, with live music performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Designed to thrill ballet fans of all ages, The Australian Ballet’s Gala Spectacular 2017 will feature selections from a number of iconic works, designed to show off the extraordinary talent of the company’s dancers. This special 2017 season will offer Adelaide a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of some of The Australian Ballet’s best-loved heritage works plus the glorious, critically acclaimed Suite en blanc.

The gala program, containing sumptuous divertissements from Don Quixote, Spartacus, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty and some other surprises, will be crowned by Serge Lifar’s classic Suite en blanc, which has become a signature ballet for the company since it was staged by Lifar himself in 1981, and which features the entire ensemble. 

This performance marks the first time The Australian Ballet will perform at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in an arena-style performance. The company will perform this Gala Spectacular at the Entertainment Centre due to the closure of the Adelaide Festival Centre for major renovations in 2017. 

Repertoire

Pas de deux from
Don Quixote
Spartacus
Cinderella
The Sleeping Beauty

and more...

Including a full performance of
Suite en blanc

Photography Branco Gaica, Lynette Wills, Jim McFarlane