Verve | The Australian Ballet

Ballet audiences are normally a comparatively reserved crew, but there is a boisterous energy in the auditorium during Verve. The audience has good reason to be excitable: this showcase of contemporary ballets by The Australian Ballet’s homegrown choreographers is a blast of energy and talent.

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Athalia | Pinchgut Opera

Musically this performance was an unmitigated delight. But in my opinion the same could not be said of the staging. Lindy Hume is one of Australia’s most well-known, versatile, and lively directors, but even she couldn’t coax drama out of this work.

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