A touring exhibition by Arts Centre Melbourne developed in association with The Australian Ballet
The State Library of New South Wales
10 November 2012 to 10 February 2013 in the Exhibition Galleries (Closed)
9 June - 23 September 2012 at Arts Centre Melbourne (Closed)
Time in Motion: 50 Years of The Australian Ballet celebrates the enduring style, strength and passion of The Australian Ballet and its creative output over 50 years. Drawn primarily from Arts Centre Melbournes Performing Arts Collection and the archives of The Australian Ballet, this exhibition re-visits some of the companys most memorable works, illustrating its dynamic rise to the heights of international success.
The Australian Ballet debuted as the nations first government-subsidised, professional ballet company in 1962. The prospect of full-time employment for Australian dancers and the subsequent establishment of The Australian Ballet School in 1964 were instrumental in developing a strong framework for dance in this country.
Under the guidance of the founding Artistic Director, Peggy van Praagh, the company was soon well recognised on the world stage, attracting the support and active participation of leading international artists and mounting highly successful tours overseas. The companys repertoire has grown to encompass the great full-length classics as well as contemporary ballets created by major Australian and international choreographers, and now includes over 380 works.
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