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Gala Spectacular

140 minutes / 1 interval

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

Designed to thrill ballet fans of all ages, The Australian Ballet 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. 


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Pas de deux from
Don Quixote
The Sleeping Beauty

and more...

Including a full performance of
Suite en blanc

Photography Branco Gaica, Lynette Wills, Jim McFarlane

Grand pas Classique Choreography after Victor Gsvosky
Act III Wedding Pas de deux from Don Quixote Choreography Rudolf Nureyev
Spartacus Pas de deux Choreography Lucas Jervies
Act II Pas de deux from Cinderella Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky 
Pas de deux from Molto Vivace Choreography Stephen Baynes
Garland Dance and Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty Choreography by Marius Petipa, production by David McAllister
Suite en blanc Choreography by Serge Lifar

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